Police arrest, parade 29 IPOB, ESN members allegedly planning to attack Imo residents
According to a statement released by the IPOB leader’s younger brother, Kanunta Kanu, the organization made the decision after hearing petitions from well-meaning persons and groups both within and beyond the South-East that the injunction be lifted to allow students from Igbo country to take the NECO exam.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP, Abutu Yaro, said the command was able to gather the information on their activities and they were arrested.
The Commissioner who stated this while briefing journalists at the Command headquarters, Owerri , said, “We got information that they have concluded their plans to launch an attack on the State as a way of enforcing their sit-at-home order and we moved our men to action and unfortunate for them, all of them were captured in their different camps of ESN, in the State. Also, arrested were some women who offer them catering services.”
“I am pleased to announce that Imo has remained relatively peaceful,” he says. We have security measures in place to keep everything safe.
“We are well aware that there are those who seek to destabilize the state.
“However, a lot of ground has been covered, and Imo continues to be a bright spot. We are not going to back down. We have to stay one step ahead of them at all times.
However, a masked suspect was displayed who claimed to have repented and would never join the ESN in their actions.
When the suspect was apprehended, he stated that he would help with the police to find other members of the gang.