Gunmen Attack Imo Correctional Service Farm Settlement, Kill Police Inspector, Abducts Officer
…. Frees Seven Inmates
Gunmen on Monday attacked Correctional Service Farm Settlements, Umualomoke Okigwe in Imo state, killing a police inspector and freeing seven inmates of the facility.
The gunmen also attacked the residence of senator Patrick Ndubueze and abducted an officer in charge of the correctional facility.
According to the Spokesman of Imo State Police Command, Henry Okoye, the gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) and it’s militia arm, Eastern Security Network (ESN) attacked both places at the early hours of Monday.
He said: “The Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma has deployed the Command’s Special Tactical Squad and equipped them with the available resources to go all out in synergy with the Military other sister security agencies and hunt down suspected IPOB/ESN disgruntled elements, allegedly responsible for the attacks on Correctional Service Farm Settlements, Umualomoke and the residence of Dist. Senator Patrick Ndubeze, both in Okigwe, in the early hours of 12/02/2024, which resulted in the release of seven inmates, and abduction of the officer in charge of the farm settlement, and the death of a Police Inspector respectively . “
Okoye revealed that the commissioner of police, Danjuma Aboki during an on the spot assessment condemned the attacked and have ordered the special tactical operatives to captures the escaped inmates and recover the abducted officer in charge of the correctional facility.
“The CP made this known during his visit to Okigwe for on-the-spot assessment of the ugly incidents wherein he mandated the special tactical squad operatives to intensify efforts in ensuring that the officer in charge of the farm settlement is rescued unhurt and the fleeing inmates arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law,” he added.