May 25, 2024

May 25, 2024

Again, Police Foil Attack By ESN In Imo

Police command in Imo on Friday successfully repelled a deadly attack by suspected members of the proscribed Eastern Security Network (ESN) who attacked Mbieri Police Division.


The police said the incident happened at the early hours of Friday, where a group of gunmen attacked the station with explosive devices.


Acting Police Commissioner in Imo, Mr Maman Giwa, disclosed this in a press statement signed by the command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam.


He said there was a minimal damage to police facility, while no casualty was recorded.


Giwa said ever ready officers repelled the bandits and forced them to retreat.


“Today April 1, hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra/ Eastern Security Network, its militia wing attempted attack on Mbieri Police Station but were repelled following a stiff resistance from the police operatives attached to the division.


“The hoodlums who threw Improvised Explosive Devices into the station and shooting sporadically were overwhelmed by the superior fire power of the combat ready police operatives, forcing them to retreat in panic, escaping in their vehicles.


“For the prompt response of the gallant police operatives, only minimal damage was done to a parked unserviceable vehicles and some windows due to the effect of the Explosive.


“No life was lost or injury sustained by the operatives and no arms/ ammunition were carted away,” he said.


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