Security agents on Sunday repelled an attack on the Imo capital, Owerri, killing one Joseph Uka Nnachi alias King of Dragons, the suspected mastermind of series of attacks on police stations in the state.
In a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the Imo Police Command, Bala Elkana, the security operatives who repelled the attack comprised of men of the Army, Police Special Forces, and other supporting security agencies.
Elkana explained that the hoodlums who planned to attack the Imo capital at about 06: 15 am, “came in a white hummer bus, wanted to access the Command Headquarters through Works Layout around Alvan Nursery and Primary School Owerri but had a bloody fight with the security forces.
“They were first Intercepted by the Military at the outer perimeter cordon provided for the Police. Five hoodlums were killed in action (KIA)including Joseph Uka Nnachi alias King of Dragons.”
The police spokesman noted that one suspect, a 30-year-old Stanley Osinachi who hails from Achi/Mberi , Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State was arrested and is being investigated.
“He confirmed that Dragon is the leader of the gang in Imo State reporting to their supreme leader Nnamdi Kanu. He stated that they belong to the proscribed IPOB and ESN,” the police statement added.
Some of the items recovered from the gang included four AK-47 rifles and 2000 rounds of ammunition and a large number of explosions.
“The rifles breech numbers were crossed checked and found to be the same Police Rifles that were stolen by the hoodlums from our Police station at Omuma on 31st May 2021 which claimed the lives of four Policemen,” it noted.
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