4 killed in IPOB, security personnel confrontation – Police

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Enugu police commissioner Ahmad Abdurrahman has said that four persons were killed in the confrontation between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and security personnel in Emene, Enugu State on Sunday.

Speaking on the telephone with PUNCH, Mr Abdurrahman said the police arrested five IPOB members, adding he could not confirm how many IPOB members were arrested by soldiers and the Department of State Services (DSS).

“It was a DSS operation; it was when it turned bloody and IPOB seized their men that they sought our intervention,” he said.

“When my men arrived at Emene, they came under heavy fire from the miscreants. So they have to take cover and replied and when they saw that the problem was too much, they called for reinforcement, then the DSS also called the military.

“So it was an operation to rescue DSS operatives and at the end, I arrested five; then two corpses. They killed two people and they burnt one other alive.

“They killed one other person whose identity was not known. The injured are receiving treatment, including the IPOB members that we arrested.

“Maybe other members of IPOB were with DSS because they also made arrest and military also effected arrest also.”