Police have arrested one of the kingpins of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Uchenna Chukwu, in Imo.
“The suspect raised alarm alerting members of his gang, picked a cutlass and rushed at one of the police operatives and attempted chopping off his head but was overpowered, disarmed and the cutlass recovered.
“While this was on, the already alerted members who came in their numbers to rescue him engaged the police in a gun duel and in the process, one of them was neutralised while others escaped with bullet wounds,’’ he stated.
He added that one locally-made double barrel pistol with two expended cartridges; two live cartridges and charms were recovered at the scene.
Abattam also stated that the suspect was presently undergoing interrogation and had made useful statement to the police.