A man alleged to be a top commander of the Eastern Security Network, ESN has been apprehended in Anambra State.
Reports made available to newsmen today said the suspect who is also a member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was nabbed in Ekwukobia in Aguata Local Government Area of the state on Saturday.
The suspect, Naija News understands was arrested at his house and was found with bullet wounds.
The State Police Command is said to have acted on a tip-off by concerned individuals.
However, an attempt by journalists to confirm the arrest of the said ESN commander proved abortive as the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, could not respond to his phone calls.
A senior police officer who anonymously confirmed the incident to Daily Post said: “One Udebuan Sage Chubueze ‘M’, a top Commander of IPOB/ESN was arrested today (Saturday).
“The suspect was arrested with a gunshot injury on 29th October 2021. A search was conducted in his house at Ekwulobia and Nnewi where four AK-47, two automatic pump-action, and ammunition were recovered.
“The suspect confessed to have led several attacks on police facilities and responsible for the killings of several policemen and Naval personnel. We commend this breakthrough as this will further weaken the strength of IPOB/ESN against the security men,” he said.
The personnel disclosed further that investigation has begun and that the arrested operatives have been making useful confessions to security agents that can aid the arrest of his colleagues.