Police operatives, soldiers and State Security Service (SSS) agents say they stormed a camp at Eke-agbebor Isu, Onicha LGA of Ebonyi, allegedly belonging to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The security agencies stated this in a statement issued on Thursday by SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, the police spokeswoman in Ebonyi.
The statement noted that the security forces destroyed a shrine at the IPOB camp.
“On September 13, acting on credible and actionable intelligence, tactical team operatives of the command in a joint operation with the military and the DSS stormed an IPOB/ESN camp at Eke-agbebor Isu in Onicha LGA of Ebonyi state,” the statement said.
It added, “One of the IPOB/ESN members was shot and fatally wounded, while others escaped with various degrees of bullet wounds. Two others were, however, arrested. These are Emmanuel Chinedu ‘m’, aka Patho, aged 26, and Paul Ani ‘m’, aka Osah, 38.”
In another development, the statement added that another IPOB member was arrested on September 14 by residents of the Agba community in the Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi.
The police statement revealed that the suspect was arrested while trying to flee the community and was handed over to the police.
“The commissioner of police is using this opportunity to appeal to all hospitals, traditional medicine homes, chemists and all Ebonyi residents to report anyone seeking medical attention with bullet wound injuries to the nearest police station,” the police stated.