Police Dislodge Secessionist Group, Arrest 4 Suspects In Anambra



The police command in Anambra State has raided and dislodged the secessionist group in the state following a credible intelligence report.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, disclosed this yesterday in a statement in Awka.

Ikenga said a Police-led Joint Security Force intercepted four members of the military wing of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN), at Ufuma, Orumba North local government area.

He said that the ESN operatives were arrested based on information received over time of planned attacks on security agents and innocent citizens by the dreaded group.

Ikenga said that Maduabuchi Nwafor, alias Omenkpo, a 32-year-old native of Ufuma, was one of the four suspects arrested.

“Nwafor has been identified as one of the herbalists who prepare charms for the group and uses his shrine for initiation ceremonies and as a meeting venue for criminals.

“Also, another suspect, unnamed, who is already assisting the police with vital information, confessed to being one of the gunmen dispatched by the group to enforce the illegal sit-at-home order on May 30.

The police commissioner in Anambra, Mr Nnaghe Itam, said it had ordered investigations to identify the insurgents’ hideouts in the state.

Itam assured members of the public in Anambra that the police command would continue to serve the people selflessly and protect its information sources from harm. (NAN)


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