Imo: Security agencies confirm killing of Dragon, leader of ESN, gang members

From Everest Ezihe, Owerri

There are indications that residents in Imo State and its environ will soon be sleeping with their two
eyes closed as Security agencies and men of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, led by super cop, Abba Kyari, say they have neutralized the leader of the ‘ ‘ Unknown gunmen gang’ ‘ in the state, popularly known as Dragon.

This is coming barely one month Iko Nso,the most dreaded leader of Eastern Security Network, ESN was deceptively killed by the same team at his ancestral community, Awo omama in Oru East Council area of Imo State.

An eye witness Mr Johnkennedy Uzoma informed the Authority in Owerri that the security agencies
which was made up of airforce, soldiers and policemen who were on joint operation, reportedly went
into wild jubilation after the defeat of the notorious gunman, ‘ ‘ Dragon. ‘ ‘

It’s pertinent to recall that Dragon and his gang were last Sunday accused by Imo state Police Command of setting ablaze the country homes of Mr. Declan Emelumba, the Honourable Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the State, had attempted to also attack the Police Command Headquarters, according to Bala Elkana, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State.

The PPRO disclosed this while briefing journalist at the command headquarters on Tuesday

Elkana disclosed that Dragon was an army deserter who succeeded Ikonso, the late commander of the military wing of IPOB.

The police spokesman further said that Dragon’ s gang were behind the killing of four policemen in
Omuma Police Divisional Headquarters and also recently attacked the Orji Police Station in Owerri.

Elkana revealed that four Ak47 rifles that were stolen from policemen, local explosives, ammunitions
and charms were recovered from the fallen hoodlums.

Elkana further disclosed that, Stanley Osinachi, from Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the
state was the only suspect captured alive though with bullet wound and he confessed that he was
conscripted to attack government and police formations.

The statement reads in part, ” He confirmed that Dragon is the leader of the gang in Imo State reporting to their Supreme leader Nnamdi Kanu. He stated that they belong to the proscribed IPOB and ESN (Eastern Security Network). ‘ ‘

According to the PPRO ” A Police Inspector sustained gunshot wounds during the exchange of fire this morning and is currently receiving medical attention. ‘ ‘

” The Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, has commended the gallant efforts of the security forces who stood firm and put their lives on the line in this accomplished task of restoring sanity in Imo State.

“The CP used the opportunity to condole with families of Policemen that lost their lives in the hands of these terror gangs over the last few weeks and those that sustained various degrees of injury. ‘

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