In a report by Sahara Reporters, Unknown Gunmen have attacked police divisional headquarters in Arondizuogu in the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State. It was revealed also that the armed men had also attacked the Divisional Police Officer with a machete while also killing an Assistant Superintendent of Police in the attack which occurred on Monday, 22nd November, 2021 around 2AM.
One source revealed to Sahara Reporters that, ” The morning is a little rough at Arondizuogu, Ideato North, Imo State as the DPO was attacked ad matcheted on his head and an ASP shot dead. The police station was burnt down, including the police Sienna and the DPO’ s personal Lexus Jeep car. All were burnt down. The CP is on his way to the place” .
In a separate attack also in Imo State, the Nigerian Army confirmed that one of its operatives carrying out the Exercise Golden Dawn lost his life during a clash with members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, and its security network, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), while they were trying to enforce sit- at- home order at Awo- Mmamma community in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
Confirming the tragedy was Major Abubakar Abdullahi, the Acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations on Tuesday, who stated that, ” Troops conducting Exercise GOLDEN DAWN have dispersed IPOB/ESN hoodlums carrying out arson while enforcing the illegitimate Sit- at- Home order imposed by the proscribed group at AWO- MMAMMA Community, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State on 22 November 2021. In the quest to compel citizens to comply with the unlawful order, IPOB/ESN criminals indulged in harassment, intimidation and physical abuse of commuters going about their lawful businesses” .
” The criminals went further to carry out arson and destruction of businesses and homes at Ishieke junction (along Owerri- Onitsha express way) as a vendetta against the citizens for not complying with the illegal order. The troops pursued the hoodlums to their hideout in Akatta Community in Oru East LGA, where a member of the group was neutralized in the shootout. While the troops engaged the hoodlums in their hideout, other members of the group who alleged that some individuals had volunteered information to the troops mustered at Ishieke junction and set ablaze houses and businesses of law abiding citizens” .
” The troops again returned to the junction to disperse the hoodlums. Unfortunately, a galant soldier paid the supreme prize in defence of the people” .