3 Shot Dead As Police, IPOB Clash In Imo
The quest to scuttle the election in the south-east states of Nigeria is still on and the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is championing the course.
On Tuesday, members of the IPOB stormed the Okigwe Road in Imo State and started destroying billboards of candidates of political parties, according to the police.
A police detachment was deployed to bring the situation under control, but the IPOB members allegedly attacked the operatives.
The source said: “The IPOB members stormed the street and started destroying billboards of candidates of political parties.
"Policemen quickly rushed to the scene, but on sighting the policemen, the IPOB members attacked them.
“In the ensuing battle, three members of the IPOB lost their lives, while two were rushed to the hospital. Four policemen were also shot and taken to the hospital.”
Southern City News gathered that one AK-47 riffle belonging to one of the policemen was allegedly snatched by members of the separatist group.
Another police source said that the Commander of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the command, Victor Geoffery, later mobilised his men to the scene and arrested some of the IPOB members.
The state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, said the suspects would be charged after investigation.
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