Police raid IPOB/ESN camp in Enugu, kill two

Operatives of the Enugu State Police, have killed two suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and its armed militant wing, Eastern Security Network, ESN.

Enugu State police spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe, said this in a statement on Wednesday.

Ndukwe said the suspects were killed at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday when police operatives raided the camp inside a forest in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of the state.

He said the operation followed credible information that suspected IPOB and ESN members erected a camp in the area.

The spokesperson said the criminals opened fire on the operatives upon sighting them, but the police’s superior fire power led to the death of two suspects.

“However, the operatives returned fire at a superior level, forcing the criminals to escape with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.

“Thereafter, two of the fleeing suspects’ bodies were discovered and recovered in the forest,” he said.

According to the police, one AK-47 rifle, four magazines loaded with 75 live 7.62 mm calibre ammunition, one Beretta pistol loaded with eight live 9 mm calibre ammunition and a cash sum of N2,600 were recovered from the suspects.


Keep up with the hottest Nigerian news. breaking news and current affairs coverage.