A yet-to-be disclosed number of the Eastern Security Network, ESN members including one of their leaders have been killed in a gun battle with the operatives of the Imo State Police Command.
The ESN members were killed on Friday during a raid carried out on their camps in Imo State by police operatives at Akata community in Oru East Local Government Area of the state.
Daily Post reports that about three police officers also sustained bullet injuries during the operation and were rushed to the hospital for immediate treatment.
According to the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Rabiu Hussaini, who made the disclosure in Owerri on Friday, one of the officers died on the way to the medical facility while the other two are currently undergoing treatment in a government hospital.
“The tactical team successfully dislodged the terrorists where several of them were neutralized and others fled into the bush with bullets wounds. Unfortunately, one of the police Hilux vehicle was burnt due to the petrol bombs thrown on it by the ESN. ”
According to the CP, the tactical team are presently combing the bush for possible recovery of more arms and Improvised Explosives Devices.