Imo: How Suspected IPOB, ESN Members Attacked Agwa Police Division, Killed 4 Policemen - CP 'Ahmed Barde - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Saturday, August 6, 2022

Imo: How Suspected IPOB, ESN Members Attacked Agwa Police Division, Killed 4 Policemen - CP 'Ahmed Barde

 • Affected vehicles

The Daily Crucible | Saturday, August 6, 2022

The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Mohammed Barde, has given insight on the Friday attack on Agwa Police Division in Oguta Local Government, Imo, by gunmen suspected to be IPOB members and its affiliate Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Barde said the attackers came in two vehicles and a tipper.

He spoke on Saturday while giving details of the fatal assault on his men and the police division.

The CP said that the station was attacked with an explosive device and that some detainees were freed by the attackers..

The CP said officers at the station and other tactical units from state command did  repell the attack, he however confirmed that four of his men were killed in the attack.

Giving graphic account of how it happened, Barde said; “On 05/8/2022 at about 2300 hours, hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its militia affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN) attacked Agwa Police Station in their numbers.

“The hoodlums who came in two vehicles and a tipper, shooting sporadically, used a tipper vehicle in forcing the gate open to gain entrance into the station, throwing Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDS) and petrol bombs.

“The police operatives of the division joined by the command’s tactical teams gave the hoodlums a stiff resistance, engaging them in a gun duel.

“The hoodlums, who were fatally hit with a lot of casualty on their side, retreated, escaping in their vehicles.”

The CP said fire from the explosives affected a parked private vehicle on the premises of the station while some motorcycles were also affected, adding that the main building was not affected.

“In the attack, two suspects in custody escaped, four police officers gallantly paid the supreme price, while one rifle is yet to be recovered,” he added.

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