Police apprehend Unknown Gunmen commander;kidnapper and a traditional ruler in imo state

Police officers attached to Imo State Command jave arrested a commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra armed affiliate, the Eastern Security Network, Ikechukwu Uba, in the State.


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The police, in a release signed by the spokesperson, Henry Okoye, on Thursday, said that the operatives of the command’s anti-kidnapping squad led by CSP Oladimeji Odeyeyiwa stormed the hideout of the suspects and arrested him and three others.

According to the police, their diligently gathered actionable intelligence on the deadly IPOB/ESN terrorist commander led to his arrest and that of three other suspects.

The statement said, “On interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a member of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) Terrorist group, commanding Mgbidi axis and stated further that he masterminded the attacks on Omuma Police Station and soldiers at Mgbidi and Awo-Mmama, narrating further that he receives funding from the Finland-based Simon Ekpa to carry out terrorist attacks in the state.

“The suspects provided useful information to the determined operatives that led to the arrest of one of their alleged sponsors, HRH Eze Anozie Augustine Agbarambo ‘m’, 51 years, the Traditional Ruler of Isi Mgbidi, Emoha Mgbidi autonomous community.

Two locally made revolver long guns, one double barrel long gun, and 33 rounds of live Cartridges were recovered from his house during an intense search. Investigation is in progress and the suspects will be arraigned in court upon completion of a diligent investigation.”

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