The police in Imo State have nabbed a commander of Indigenous People of Biafra and Eastern Security Network as well as destroyed three camps of the separatist organization.
The police disclosed this in a statement confirmed to have emanated from Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police and leader of the Special team sent to Imo State by the Inspector General of Police.
The statement also disclosed that the police equally killed undisclosed number of operatives of the ESN in forests in the state during a gun duel.
The statement reads; “Sequel to the arrest of IPOB/ESN Commander in Imo State and his subsequent confessions.
“On 25/6/2021 at about 0400hrs, The IPOB/ESN Kingpin led teams of Police Tactical Squads Of IRT, STS, Special Forces, AKU, QIT and other Imo State command Special teams to 3 IPOB Terrorist Camps in Atta Area, Izombie Area and Ideato North area all in 3 different locations in Imo State.
“All the 3 camps were overran by the Tactical Units of the Nigeria Police after fierce gun battles and several weapons, stolen cars, explosives, gun powders, charms, IPOB/ESN Flags, ammunitions, Indian hemps, Tramadol and many other hard drugs were recovered.
“Several of the IPOB/ESN terrorist members were neutralized in the forest during the fierce gun battles.”