Suspected ESN Gunmen Kill Four Policemen, Soldier in Anambra | NN NEWS


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No fewer than eight persons including four policemen and one soldier have been killed when gunmen suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network and security operatives clashed in Anambra State.

The incident occurred on Monday afternoon at Orsumoghu, Lilu and Azia section in Ihiala Local Government Area after the gunmen ambushed a joint team of security operatives in the area.

According to Sahara Reporter, it was learnt that three members of the security wing of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) were also killed in the gun battle.

Many security operatives also sustained bullet injuries during the operation and were rushed to the hospital for immediate treatment.

IPOB, a pro-Biafra group, has been accused of being responsible for some of the attacks against the police in the South East, but the group has denied any involvement.

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the group in December 2020 launched ESN to protect the people of region from terrorists and bandits allegedly trooping in from the North.

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