Many members of the indigenous of Biafra (IPOB) have been killed by Nigeria Police, Army and DSS in an encounter in orlu IMO state.
A confirmed police source told Beadysworld TV that members of the IPOB group were attacked in Orlu by an insinuation that they are going to a police Station in orlu.
They were however ambushed and killed on Thursday in a joint counter-attack by the military and police operatives
The group was accused by security sources of Government Hope Uzodimma to have stolen several vehicles used by IPOB militants in their operation.
Orlu, the alleged location of the attack is the second-largest city in Southeast Nigeria.
This comes about two weeks after a joint operation comprising the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Army and Department of State Services killed IPOB’s Number 2 man, Commander Ikonso, and six other members of the group.
Security sources told Channels Television that Ikonso was killed in the early hours of April 24 with two other members arrested.
The IPOB has been accused of all the operations in the South-East, including the attack on the Imo Police Headquarters on April 5 and several other attacks on security and military personnel and facilities which IPOB members denied
The operation is part of deliberate efforts by the police and other security forces to quell the activities of insurgents in the southeast mainly in Imo State and other states of the southeast and South-South region of the country.
in a video making round on social media, Several sophisticated weapons including six AK-47 rifles, hundreds of ammunition of different calibre, and charms meant to ward off bullets were recovered from the ipob suspected members..