IPOB/ESN Kingpin Arrested In Imo By Police Operatives

The Imo State Police Command has arrested the kingpin of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Easter Security Network (ESN) in Imo State.

The police confirmed that the arrest of the militia group kingpin who after interrogation gave useful information about their camps, has led to the killing and arrest of members of the group by the Police Tactical Units of the command.

The information was contained in a statement by the Command’s spokesman, Mike Abatam, who noted that the hoodlums on sighting the tactical teams approaching their camp opened fire at them; hence there was heavy exchange of Gun fire.

He disclosed that their camps were located at Atta in Ikeduru LGA, Izombe in Oguta LGA and Ideato North LGA all in Imo state.

Due to the superior firing power of the Police the fleeing gunmen were overrun by the security forces.

According to him, while some of the hoodlums escaped with bullet wounds into the forest, several weapons, stolen cars, explosives, gun powders, charms, lPOB/ESN flags, Ammunitions, bags of indian hemps, tramadol tablets and many other hard drugs were recovered.

He noted that the Commissioner of Police in the State, Abutu Yaro commended the gallantry of the men; he urged them to sustain the tempo.

The commissioner in like manner, thanked Imo residents for their support and assured them of the command’s commitment in ensuring a crime free Imo State.

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