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Police in Ebonyi shoot IPOB members

The group was said to have invaded Ishieke Police Station in a blue Sienna bus around 9:30pm on Wednesday and opened fire on the station.

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Police in Ebonyi shoot IPOB members

At least five members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, have been reportedly killed in a gun duel with the operatives of the state police command.

The group was said to have invaded Ishieke Police Station in a blue Sienna bus around 9:30pm on Wednesday and opened fire on the station.

They were, however, overpowered by the police in a gun battle that lasted about 30 minutes.

Police vehicles were reportedly set ablaze during the gun fight.

A video showing the bodies of the hoodlums were shared on social media platforms on Wednesday night.

Also, it was learnt that operatives from the state police command headquarters in Abakiliki and soldiers responded quickly to a distress call from the Ishieke Police Station.

A reliable source, who spoke to journalists, said the heavy shooting forced residents to run for their lives.

“The gunmen arrived Ishieke Police Station and opened fire. The police responded and it lasted about 30 minutes, before other security operatives came for reinforcement.

“So more security operatives including soldiers came in their numbers to apprehend the hoodlums.

“And the hoodlums on attempt to escape started withdrawing shooting sporadically on the air moving to Odomoke Ishieke market side along Nwiboko Obodo road in Ebonyi Council Area when they met their waterloo in the hands of the advance team”, he explained.

The police have yet to issue a statement on the attack as of the time of filing this report.

It was gathered that the Sienna bus used by the gunmen and the corpses had been taken to the state police headquarters.

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