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General News of Thursday, 13 May 2021


Army arrests IPOB second-in-command

Authorities have revealed that one of the leaders of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) has been arrested.

According to the security operatives, the suspect, Awurum Eze is the second in command to the ESN commander Ikonzo who was killed in the previous raid.

The Nigerian Army noted that Eze is believed to have masterminded the recent killings in Imo State, adding that he directs information to Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu.

“The 48-year-old Awurum Eze, a native of Umoneke Nta, Isiala-Mbano LGA, Imo State, had on May 4, 2021 escaped when operatives of Intelligence Response Team (IRT) stormed his village house in Isiala Mbano where he was hiding.

“He was eventually apprehended on Wednesday, May 12, 2022, in Aba.

“Awurum Eze is one of the main sponsors of the numerous killings in Imo State and has been on the wanted list of security agents for more than three months,” the statement said.

“According to them, amongst all their leaders in Imo State, only Ikonso and Awurum have direct communication link with Nnamdi Kanu. He can be seen in several photographs posing with the fugitive terrorist leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

“Investigation by the combined team of security operatives continues”.