A joint task force involving the military and police team on Sunday morning killed five suspected gunmen alleged to have attempted an attack on the Imo State Police Command headquarters.
According to the police, one of the six men killed during the attempted attack was identified as Joseph Uka Nnachi, aka Dragon, who was alleged to be the killer-squad commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) Eastern Security Network (ESN).
The police said Dragon was responsible for over 70 per cent of the killings in the southeast, noting that about four AK47 rifles, which were conveyed in a bus for the operation before they were repelled, were recovered, while the five other suspects killed alongside Dragon during the operation were his key men.
Meanwhile, a suspect, alleged to be the only survivor in the Sunday attack, Stanley Osinachi, from Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state, was alleged to have said that their funding comes from their supporters abroad, while their charms were prepared by Aguleri native doctors in Anambra State.
Osinachi spoke at the police command in Owerri, where he was paraded alongside the lifeless bodies of his gang members, who were killed in a gun duel with the special forces.