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Police, Military Invade ESN Camp In Imo, One Arrested

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The Police operative and military has invaded the suspected camp of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), a militia group of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), at Ihite Owerre, at Orlu Council Area of Imo state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Henry Okoye, disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri, on Monday.

Narrating how the invasion happened, Police said: “Following cases of kidnapping involving Mr Sabinus Ugwuebu, ‘m’, a Road Safety Officer, and HRH Eze Ohiri, former Eze Imo as victims, Police operatives in robust synergy with the Military on 08/01/2023 at about 0330hrs stormed a suspected terrorist camp at Ihite Owerre, in Orlu LGA of Imo State, and arrested one suspect while others escaped with gunshot injuries after a protracted gunfight with the terrorists.

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“On searching the camp, one pump action gun, two double barrel guns, two single barrel guns, fifty-four (54) rounds of live cartridges, military uniforms, six motorcycles, a box containing locally made explosives, and road safety uniforms of the kidnapped officer were recovered.

“A concerted investigative effort is in progress to arrest the fleeing suspects and possibly rescue the kidnapped victims. They will be arraigned in court upon completion of the investigation.”

“The Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Aboki Danjuma reiterates that the Command will continue to work closely with the Military and other relevant security agencies towards stamping out all forms of crime and criminality in the State and vows that the Command will not rest until the kidnapped victims are released and the culprits brought to book,” Police said.

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