Imo: IPOB gunmen kill DPO in Governor Uzodinma’s hometown

Unknown gunmen, alleged to be from the militant arm of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, (IPOB), known as Eastern Security Network, (ESN), have killed a Chief Superintendent of Police, Fatmann Dooiyor.

Dooiyor, who was the Divisional Police Officer for Omuma, Imo Governor Hope Uzodimma’s community in the Oru-East local government area of the state, was among those who tried to repel the attack by the militants.

The State Police Command’s PRO, CSP Mike Abattam, who made this known yesterday, in a statement issued yesterday, revealed that six of the gunmen were killed by the police while 11 were arrested.

Abattam said the bandits in convoy of three vehicles invaded the community but were repelled by police led by the Area Commander, ACP Benjamin Abang.

He said that the Police were alerted when bandits were sighted moving in convoy into Omuma town. According to him, “The tactical teams of the command immediately swung into action, ambushed and launched a surprised attack on the convoy of the bandits which resulted to the neutralisation of six of the bandits while, 11 of them were arrested to the station.

“Unfortunately, the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Fatmann Dooiyor paid the supreme price.

“The teams later recovered the three vehicles abandoned by the bandits to the station which includes, two Toyota Highlander SUV vehicles with registration numbers Abia MBL 517 AT and LAGOS , JJJ 984 EL respectively and a milk colour unregistered Lexus Jeep to the station.

“Presently, the Command’s tactical teams and Special forces led by ACP Evans E.Shem are combing the bush for possible arrest of the bandits that fled into the bush”, he stated.

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