Police kill IPOB member, recover stolen AK-47 in Delta

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A suspected member of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB was killed at Ogbada quarters along Illah–Akwukwu-Igbo Road in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta state after members of his gang attacked a police patrol team.

Delta State Commissioner of Police, Ari Mohammed Ali told journalists that one AK47 rifle with breech no 2534896 and six rounds of 7.62MM ammunition were also recovered at the end of the gun duel with the 3-man IPOB gang.

Ali, said manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.

He also said the recovered AK47 rifle was among the two stolen by gunmen who ambushed and killed three police officers attached to the Okpanam Division also in Oshimili North Local Government Area in the early hours of Sunday, July 24, 2022.

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The police officers were responding to a distress call from members of the Okpanam community vigilante when they were ambushed and killed a few metres from the station.

“The command has not been resting in its quest to ensure that those who committed that atrocity are brought to book.

“Consequently, our men have been out 24 hours daily conducting stop and search, raiding various black spots, combing the hideouts including the enclaves of suspected members of IPOB,” Ali
said.

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