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  • Updated: January 23, 2022

Police Destroy ESN Camp, Recover Arms In Imo

Police Destroy ESN Camp, Recover Arms In Imo

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Operatives of the Nigeria Police have destroyed a camp belonging to Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militia arm of the Indigenuos People of Biafra (IPOB) in Onicha, Ezinihitte, Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Command’s spokesperson, Michael Abattam, on Sunday.

The statement reads: “Following a credible information that, some members of the proscribed IPOB/ ESN terror group, its militia wing has made a forest at Onicha in Ezinihitte Mbaise local government area of Imo State their operational base where they go out to perpetrate heinous crimes which include terrorism, kidnapping, armed robbery and killing of innocent citizens.

“Based on this information, the ever combat-ready Imo Command’s tactical teams, having carried diligent surveillance of the criminal hideouts, on 18th January 2022 at about 1 pm, stormed the deadly terror camp.

“The hoodlums on sighting the police operatives open fire on them and the Police operatives swiftly returned the fire. In the fierce gun battle, one of the hoodlums was neutralised while others scampered into the adjoining bushes fatally injured with gunshot injuries.

He said that "While searching the terror camp, the police operatives recovered the following exhibits which includes; one AK47 rifle with Forty (40) rounds of live ammunition, ten locally fabricated explosives devices, one Police hand grenade."

Other items recovered by the Police at the camp according to Abattam include, "Two Toyota Highlander (SUV) Jeeps without registration numbers, one Lexus 350 SUV without registration number, one Lexus 330 SUV without registration number, two Biafran flags, different assorted Charms, assorted dresses suspected to belong to kidnapped/robbed victims.”

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