The Nigerian Army and other security agencies have arrested Godwin Nnamdi, a leader of Eastern Security Network (ESN), an armed wing of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Nnamdi was arrested in the Akpofu community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
A statement by Army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu indicated that troops of the 82 Division led the operation.
He said that "the joint forces engaged the dissidents in a firefight. They took to their heels, leaving behind their wanted leader.
"One AK 47 rifle, one magazine containing 21 rounds of 7. 62 mm Special, one handset among others, were recovered.
He said that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has commended the security forces for the success of the operation.
Yahaya stated that to comb and clear all suspected hideouts of criminal elements in their area of responsibility.