In a commando like style, Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force in conjunction with the Nigerian Army and Department of State Security, DSS, in a joint operation in the early hours of Saturday killed the Commander of IPOB Militia Group and some of his allies.
Sources close to the security said that they stormed the operational headquarters of insurgents (IPOB Militias) in Awomama Village Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
It was gathered that the insurgents are responsible for the attacks on the Imo State Police Headquarters and the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service on 5th April, 2021.
The source stated further that they have also carried out series of calculated, violent attacks on security personnel and formations in the South-East and South-South of the country.
CASEFILE gathererd that as the security forces approached the base of the insurgents, they came under rapid fire from the group.
It was reported that there was an exchange of gunfire which eventually recorded heavy casualties on the side of the group while about four security operatives also sustained serious injuries.
In the end, the forces eventually killed the overall commander of the insurgents in the South-East popularly known as Commander Ikonso 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.
Report says 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 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 were recovered from the insurgents.