One of the hoodlums, identified as Elijah, was fatally wounded, while six others escaped with gunshot injuries.
The police in Ebonyi State have invaded a camp suspected to belong to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) and killed one person.
Chris Anyanwu, the Ebonyi police spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
Anyanwu said that the operation was carried out by the tactical team of the command.
According to him, the camp was located at Oriuzor Village in the Ezza North Local Government Area of the state.
“At about 1435hrs of June 30, the tactical team of the command stormed the camp of suspected IPOB adherents at Oriuzor Village through credible intelligence at the disposal of the command.
“On sighting the operatives, the hoodlums opened fire on them, leading to a gun duel.
“In the process, one of the hoodlums, identified as Elijah, was fatally wounded, while six others escaped with gunshot injuries.
“Fortunately, one of them, Chibundu Ali, 18, a native of Ezzama, Ezza East Development Centre was arrested and taken into custody. He is being interrogated to unravel the identity of other fleeing suspects.”