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General News of Sunday, 25 April 2021

Source: www.mynigeria.com

How IPOB Commander Ikonso was killed

The Nigerian security forces engaged in a fierce gun battle with suspected IPOB fighters which resulted in the death of Eastern Security Network commander named Ikonso and six other fighters.

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Army and Department of State Security Service, DSS, attacked a militia base suspected to be that of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB in Awomama Village, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.

Its been alleged that the group is said to be responsible for the attack on the Imo state Police headquarters that occurred on April 5, 2021 and released several inmates.

According to a source who spoke to PRNigeria, "In a bold and clinical response, the joint security forces fought back gallantly. The Forces eventually neutralized the overall commander of the insurgents in the Southeast popularly known as Ikonso Commander and six other armed fighters of the insurgent group.

“Commander Ikonso is known as the Vice President designate as well as the coordinator of all the militia operations of the group. He was the mastermind and coordinator of the attack on the Imo Police Headquarters and several other attacks on security and military personnel and facilities.

“The operation is part of deliberate effort by the Police and other security forces to quell the activities of insurgents in Imo State and other States of the South East and South South region of the country.

“After the fierce gun battle, the security team recovered the remains of Ikonso Commander and the six of his fighters. Several sophisticated weapons including six AK47 rifles, hundreds of ammunition of different caliber and lots of charms including bullet Proof charms were recovered from the insurgents.”

This attack on ESN commander didn't go down well as IPOB has promised to revenge the death of Ikonso especially rain hell on Governor Hope Uzodinma and other persons involved in the killing.

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