One Nnamdi Ngwuta Obaji, a suspected commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN), has been taken into custody by the police in the state of Ebonyi.
According to a statement from the Command’s spokesperson, Chris Anyanwu, Obaji, also known as State Commander No. 3, was taken into custody alongside Felix Ogudu, another member of the group’s operatives.
Anyanwu claimed that the two provided helpful information that allowed the police to raid and demolish three sizable camps belonging to the gang in the state.
He claimed that the police, armed with reliable intelligence, raided three large IPOB/ESN camps (including a fourth that was actively being built) that were hidden in the forest near the Opeke River in the Omege village Agba Community of the Ishielu LGA.
He said that the command’s tactical units led the operation, with assistance from the Military and DSS in the State.
He claims that the organization is thought to have been behind last week’s attack on the Provost College of Education in Isu.
The combined teams were attacked by the criminal elements with rains of intermittent firing in their direction while accessing/cordoning the Camps, he claimed.
The miscreants screamed morale-boosting battle songs, dove into the Opeke River, and swarmed in all directions as they scampered for escape. “Without hesitation, the allied team promptly retaliated and fought them in the same fashion, and of course their superior fire power crushed the miscreants.
However, he added, “several of them managed to flee with gunshot wounds while a substantial number of them were neutralized.”
Anyanwu claimed that after driving out the criminals and seizing control of the area, the camp was looted and destroyed.
He claimed that a wooden bridge that was being built to let the criminals get in and out had also been destroyed.
The squad also searched the daring State Commander of the group known as Ambassador’s home and shrine in the Anike Isu Onicha LGA, according to the statement.
“At the conclusion of the job, the shrine that contained a living tortoise was equally neutralized.”
A leader of the group known as SARS COMMANDER, who has dreadlocks on his head and is believed to be a native of Cross River State, is wanted and on the run.
The attack on the police stations in the hometown of the previous chairman of the Ikwo LGA, Ikwo, was carried out by him and members of the illegal IPOB/ESN.
Judging by the close proximity of their camp to the scene of the incident and many other similar ones in the State, the gang is also strongly suspected of having participated as a criminal in the attack on the Provost of the Federal College of Education, Isu Onicha along Agba axis a few days ago, he added.
11 bulletproof jackets, 8 sets of military camouflage clothes, 2 camp-gas cookers, 110 rounds of FNC live ammunition, 40 rounds of GPMG live ammunition, 2 PRO electronics scanners (EOD equipment), and 5 empty cannons are only a few of the goods that were found in the camps.
Others include a total of nine different GSM phones, three locally made revolver pistols, five single-barrel firearms, a pile of keys, and nine different GSM smartphones.
3 NIN slips with various names,
1 voter’s card and 1 exercise book with the suspects’ coded names and GSM numbers
Three hammers, two assault rifle butts, 25 camping mosquito nets, fetish substances thought to be charms, a Mercedes Benz 190 with the registration number SKA 306 AA, a Biafran-map calendar, and two KYMCO motorcycles were also found.
Other things found include a Yamaha motorcycle with the registration number QC 267 UML, a Samsung motorcycle without a registration number, seven police and military bulletproof jackets, and two pairs of military boots. Ends.