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Police Apprehend 15 Suspected ‘Unknown Gunmen’ In Imo

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

This was made public in a statement issued by the command spokesman, ASP Henry Okoye.

Okoye explained that 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.

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He said an AK-47 riffle 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.

In another report, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has expressed readiness to receive their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, after the Supreme Court ruling which is expected to take place on the 15th of December.

In a statement which was obtained by The Eastern Updates, the Spokesperson of the group, Emma Powerful, called on IPOB members to remain calm and peaceful, while waiting for the judgement.

In the same vein, the group urged the Supreme Court to emulate the earlier ruling of the Appeal Court, which discharged Kanu.

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