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Claim that soldiers killed 16 ESN members in Aba, a pure Lie

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Report making rounds that 16 safety members of Eastern Security Network were killed was a deliberate lie concocted by media, a source close to IPOB debunks.

An online media outlet, Sahara Reporters had reported on Wednesday sixteen members of the Volunteered vigilante group were killed by a joint military and police raid in Aba, Abia State.

Quoting a source, it said the join security personnel on Tuesday night carried out a sudden heavy attack on the camp of ESN members left many with deep injury.

According to reports, the raid was in response to the death of over twenty security operatives mainly police officers, and destruction of stations in the southeast region.

Reacting to the report over the incident on Wednesday source close to Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) briefed Scannews24 said the report is false and should be disregarded.

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It stressed that innocent Nigerians may have been affected by the attack but none of the vigilantes was involved.

“They might kill innocent people that night and claim they are ESN members” the source stated.

However, in a separate development, three police officers are feared dead in Ikote Ipkene, Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday following an attack by yet to ascertained gunmen.

Scannews24 gathered that the gunmen set a stadium ablaze during the course of the attack.

Police are yet to brief over the incident at the time of putting up this report.

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