Police invade three ESN camps, arrest kingpins in Imo

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The Nigerian Police on Saturday invaded three training camps of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, and arrested some yet to be identified leaders of the group.

The operation was conducted by the Imo Command’s tactical units, IRT and special forces at the wee hours of Saturday.

The development was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media to the Imo State Police Commissioner, CSP Mike Abatam.

The statement said some of the criminal elements escaped into the forest after being overrun by the operatives during a gun duel.

He said some items including weapons, charms drugs were recovered from the camp.

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The three camps are located at Atta in Ikeduru, Izombie in Oguta and Ideato North local government areas of Imo State.

The statement reads in part, “Due to the superior firepower of the Police, the hoodlums were overrun by the tactical units while some of the hoodlums escaped with bullets wounds into the forest.

“Several weapons, stolen cars, explosives, gun powders, charms, lPOB/ESN flags, ammunitions, bags of Indian Hemps, tramadol tablets and many other hard drugs were recovered”.

ESN is a security outfit established by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as the Commander.

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