Top commander of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) the security arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been arrested in Anambra.
The ESN commandant was arrested by the Anambra State Police command at his residence in Ekwukobia in Aguata Local Government Area of the state on Saturday afternoon.
Recall that there was a gun battle between security agents and gunmen in Ekwulobia on Friday, in which there were casualties on both sides, with many of the gunmen said to have escaped with bullet wounds.
A top police officer disclosed to a top news website that “One Udebuan Sage Chubueze ‘M’, a top Commander of IPOB/ESN was arrested today (Saturday).
“The suspect was arrested with a gunshot injury on October 29, 2021. A search was conducted in his house at Ekwulobia and Nnewi where four AK-47, two automatic pump-action, and ammunition were recovered.
ESN Personnel, Udebuan Sage Chubueze
“The suspect confessed to have led several attacks on police facilities and responsible for the killings of several policemen and Naval personnel. We commend this breakthrough as this will further weaken the strength of IPOB/ESN against the security men,” he said.
He also said that investigation has begun and that the arrested operatives have been making useful confessions to security agents that can aid the arrest of his colleagues.
Meanwhile, efforts to further confirm the arrest directly from the the Anambra State Police command Public Relations Officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga was negative as he neither responded to calls otr text messages sent.