Police arrest IPOB member, recover arms in Imo | Dailytrust

Police arrest IPOB member, recover arms in Imo

Imo State Police Command said it has arrested a man suspected to be a member of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the armed wing of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The police also recovered a cache of ammunition from him, according to the command’s spokesperson, CSP Mike Abattam.

Abattam said the suspect was among the group terrorising people around Umueli Amaraku in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

He said, “Following a tip-off received by the command that some of the remnants of ESN/IPOB members are seen roving around, after the recent decimation of their camps, the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, immediately directed the Operation Search and Flush team, who embarked on a vigorous search.

“The team, while conducting the search, arrested one Obumneke who was on transit.

“After interrogation, he confessed to being a member of ESN.

“The search was carried out in collaboration with men of NDLEA,” it said.

Items recovered from the suspect include a locally-made double barrel pistol loaded with ten rounds of cartridges and two expended cartridges.

The statement added that the investigation is ongoing, stating the command’s determination to neutralise all terror groups in the state.