IPOB rejects Buhari’s visit to Imo

…Declares ‘sit-at-home’ protest  The proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra, (IPOB), has declared Thursday as ‘sit-at-home’, in protest over President Muhammadu Buhari’s planned visit to the State. This was made known in a broadcast yesterday evening by IPOB-HDOS, Chika Edoziem.  The proscribed group declared that Nigeria’s President is not “welcomed into Imo State, Biafra Land on Thursday, 9th September, 2021”. According to him,  “all the traditional rulers, all ndi iche and every Biafran should stay away from any ceremony organized by Hope Uzodimma to welcome him”. Recall that President Buhari will…

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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…

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Supreme Court stops FG from ceding 17 oil wells to Imo

The Supreme Court has granted an injunction restraining the Federal Government and its agencies from ceding 17 oil wells, located at Akri and Mbede communities of Rivers State to Imo State, pending the determination of the suit brought before it by the Rivers State government. In a chamber ruling, the Supreme Court restrained the Attorney-General of the Federation, (AGF), and the Attorney-General of Imo State from taking further action on the ownership of the two oil wells till the disputes surrounding them were resolved. The apex court also barred the…

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Attack on Imo Police headquarters repelled – Police

The Nigerian Police have reportedly foiled an attack on Imo State Command and killed no fewer than five gunmen yesterday. This tragic incident was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPPRO) in the State, Bala Elkana. According to Elkana, the attackers arrived at the police command in a white Hummer bus in the early hours of yesterday. The PPPRO said their officers immediately denied the gunmen access and engaged them in a shooting, leaving five of them dead. He added four AK-47 rifles were recovered from the gunmen. The…

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Imo: Police confirm IPOB killed Gulak, eliminate militants, arrest others

Barely few hours after a former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak, was shot dead by some gunmen in Owerri, the Imo State capital, while he was on his way to Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, some of the criminals responsible for his death have been killed by the combined efforts of several teams of Police Special Forces. It was gathered that security operatives made a successful effort to track down the criminals following the interrogation of the deceased’s driver who was able to describe the vehicles of the hoodlums to be…

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IPOB militants kill Ahmed Gulak in Owerri after sit-at-home order by Kanu

A former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Barr. Ahmed Gulak, has been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). According to an intelligence officer, IPOB is behind the killing and the recent attacks on security personnel and their facilities in the South-East. The officer said that they had intercepted communication and videos where the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu had threatened death to anyone who fails to observe his sit-at-home order from May 29…

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Gunmen set courts, police station ablaze in Imo community

Some unidentified gunmen have razed down a Magistrate court, the High Court and a Divisional Police station in Atta community, Njaba local government area of Imo State. According to sources in the community who spoke to newsmen yesterday, the attack took place in the late hours of Friday when people had gone to bed. The attack was accompanied by long hours of sporadic gunshots in the community, generating panic among residents. Community members said they noticed that the courts and police station had been set ablaze yesterday morning. The police…

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“No plan to attack Imo again”, – Gov. Uzodimma

…Says people behind attacks have willingly confessed Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma, has asked the residents of the State to dispel the speculation that hoodlums want to attack the State again. Uzodimma spoke after a Church Service at the Government House Chaplaincy in Owerri, the State capital. The governor, who described as a false alarm the rumour that some bandits want to attacks institutions and Government facilities, assured that the security agents have the capacity to safeguard the State. He further stated that some persons have confessed to being behind…

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Imo: Residents keep vigil as armed robbers take over streets

Residents living in some parts of Owerri, the Imo State capital, are now keeping vigil against unknown gunmen whose activities had wreaked havoc in the State. According to some of the residents living on Douglas road, Ama-JK, Ikenegbu, Royce, Njamanze, Orji, Amakohia, Akwakuma and MCC road in Owerri, the crisis-prone areas seemed to have experienced relative peace as residents now thread with caution. A provisions seller, who lives in Amakohia,  said, “You can see that people are now closing their shops early for fear of the unknown gunmen; because no…

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IPOB commander, other militants holding Imo hostage shot dead in fierce battle with troops

The alleged leader of the militia arm of Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Ikonso Commander, has been killed in a joint operation between operatives of the police, Department of State Services, (DSS) and the Army in Imo State yesterday. Six other fighters of the militia group were also killed in the operation at the alleged operational headquarters of the militant group, in Awomama village, Oru-East LGA. The security forces allegedly came under rapid fire as they approached the the group’s camp. After a fierce gun battle, the security team recovered…

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