The Nigerian Military has mentioned it has arrested the Second-in-Command to the neutralised commander of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) and the Jap Safety Community (ESN) in Aba city in Abia State through the raid.
The military arrested 48-year-old Awurum Eze, a local of Umoneke Nta within the Isiala-Mbano Native Authorities Space of Imo State.
The Director, Military Public Relations, in a launch mentioned, Eze had escaped from his village on Might 4 when the operatives of Intelligence Response Group (IRT) stormed his village home in Isiala Mbano the place he was hiding.
He mentioned, “The Second-in-Command to the neutralised IPOB/ESN Terrorist chief Ikonso, Awurum Eze, has been arrested by safety operatives in Aba, Abia State.
“The 48-year-old Awurum Eze, a local of Umoneke Nta, Isiala-Mbano LGA, Imo State, had on the 4th of Might, 2021 escaped when operatives of Intelligence Response Group (IRT) stormed his village home in Isiala Mbano the place he was hiding.
“Intensive manhunt was thereafter launched in direction of tracing and arresting him. He was ultimately apprehended on Wednesday, Might 12, 2021, in Aba after weeks of unrelenting follow-ups by operatives.
“Awurum Eze is without doubt one of the most important sponsors of the quite a few killings in Imo State and has been on the wished listing of safety brokers for greater than 3 months.
“Most of the arrested IPOB /ESN terrorists had earlier talked about him as their key sponsor, mastermind and Second-in-Command to the late Ikonso. In accordance with them, amongst all their leaders in Imo State, solely Ikonso and Awurum have direct communication hyperlink with Nnamdi Kanu. He will be seen in a number of pictures posing with the fugitive terrorist chief, Nnamdi Kanu.
“Investigation by the mixed crew of safety operatives continues.”
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