Police Arrest 15 Suspected ESN (IPOB) Members In Imo State

The Imo State Police Command has announced the arrest of 15 suspected members of Eastern Security Network (ESN), the armed wing of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

This was disclosed on Friday in a statement issued by the command spokesman, ASP Henry Okoye.

RovingNaija reports that Okoye said the arrest came after confessions by some members of the group earlier arrested by the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad.

According to him, the squad led by CSP Oladimeji Odeyeyiwa arrested the 15 suspects at their hideouts in Obiangwu and Logara Forests in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of the state in a follow-up operation.

He said an AK-47 rifle loaded with 21 rounds of live ammunition, three rounds of live ammunition, illicit drugs, charms, one cut-to-size double barrel shotgun, and four locally made shotguns were recovered from the suspects.

“One militia camouflage T-Shirt, one Improvised Explosive Device, one guinea fowl with fetish items on it, one POS machine used in extorting money from their victims and various denominations of Biafra currency were equally recovered,” he said.

Okoye further added the suspects will be arraigned in court upon completion of a comprehensive investigation.

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Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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