Police in Anambra Nab a top ESN Commander and Recover six Rifles.
NaijaNews reports that the Anambra State Police Command apprehended a key member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday.
The suspect, who also controls the group’s violent branch, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), was alleged to have been apprehended on Saturday afternoon in Ekwukobia, Aguata Local Government Area of the state.
The ESN commander was reportedly caught in his home with a bullet wound after concerned citizens tipped off the authorities.
According to the source, an ESN operative was detained in his home with a bullet wound after concerned citizens tipped off the authorities.
Though the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga could not confirm the arrest of the ESN operative, as his phone could not be reached, a senior police officer who spoke with our correspondent confirmed the arrest.
The senior police officer who preferred not to be named said: “One Udebuan Sage Chubueze ‘M’, a top Commander of IPOB/ESN was arrested today (Saturday).
“The suspect was arrested with a gunshot injury on 29th October 2021. A search was conducted in his house at Ekwulobia and Nnewi where four AK-47, two automatic pump-action, and ammunition were recovered.
The suspect confessed to having led several attacks on police facilities and was responsible for the killings of several policemen and Naval personnel. We commend this breakthrough as this will further weaken the strength of IPOB/ESN against the security men,” he said.
He also said that investigation has begun and that the arrested operatives have been making useful confessions to security agents that can aid the arrest of his colleagues.