Imo: Police invade ESN camps, arrest members | NN NEWS

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By Kalu Nwokoro Idika

The Nigerian police, on Saturday, invaded three training camps of Eastern Security Network, the arm wing of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Imo State.

In a statement by the Special Adviser on Media to the Imo State Police Commissioner, Mike Abatam said the three camps which were invaded by the police is located at Atta in Ikeduru, Izombie in Oguta and Ideato North Local Government Areas of the state.

He said some IPOB members who were arrested gave useful information about their camps and operations and led the police tactical units to the areas.

According to him, on sighting the tactical teams approaching their camp, the gunmen  opened fire at them, adding that there was a heavy exchange of gunfire.

The statement read, “Due to the superior firing power of the police, the hoodlums were overrun by the tactical units while some of the hoodlums escaped with bullet wounds into the forest.

“Several weapons, stolen cars, explosives, gunpowder, charms, lPOB/ESN flags, ammunition, bags of Indian Hemp, tramadol tablets and many other hard drugs were recovered.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, commended the efforts of the men and urged them to sustain the tempo.

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