Troops Arrest IPOB/ESN Leader In Enugu

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A leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, Godwin Nnamdi, has been troops of 82 Division Nigerian Army (NA) in conjunction with other security agencies while conducting Exercise Golden Dawn.

Army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said the IPOB leader was arrested during joint clearance operations at a camp suspected to be the fortress of IPOB/ESN elements located at Akpowfu Forest in Nkanu LGA on Saturday, December 25.

During the clearance operation, troops engaged the dissidents in a firefight compelling them to take to their heels, leading to the arrest of their leader.

General Nwachukwu also said the troops recovered various items, including one AK 47 rifle, one magazine containing 21 rounds of 7. 62 mm special, and a mobile phone among others.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has also commended the troops for the successes recorded thus far. Yahaya also charged the troops to comb and clear all suspected hideouts of criminal elements in their area of responsibility.