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Police Arrest IPOB, ESN Members After An Attack On Security Operatives In Imo

Dozens of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) militant wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN) have been arrested in Imo.


They were apprehended after the attack on Omuma and Njaba police facilities. Emmanuel Nnaji, a native of Awala in Ideato South Local Government Area, who earlier sustained bullet wounds, was first nabbed.

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Nnaji mentioned a hotel in Orlu where the ESN gather to plan their assault against government facilities.

The head of a young man was severed and placed on the road close to the premises.

The suspect disclosed that the hotel owner has been accommodating and assisting them financially.

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Twenty-six suspects – 19 males and seven females – were arrested after he led security operatives to the location.

One AK-47 rifle with two magazines loaded with 55 rounds of live ammunition, 5 pump action guns, 2 double barrel cut to size guns, 4 double barrel locally-made pistols were recovered.

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Others were 3 single barrel locally made pistols, 8 live cartridges, charms, 2 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, Biafran flag and beret, ESN cap, four pairs of army camouflage uniforms and a camouflage bag.

Imo Police Command spokesman, CSP Michael Abbatam confirmed that investigation was ongoing.

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