Troops dismantles ESN camp in Imo, rescues kidnapped policewoman


Operatives of the Army, Police and Nigerian Air Force have destroyed one of the camps of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) linked to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

It was gathered that the team, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, set ablaze buildings in the camp located at Amii-Akabo, Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state

Police source that one of the gang members, Osinachi Stanley, led troops to the camp where a female police inspector was being held in captivity was rescued.

A villager said no fewer than 10 houses were destroyed by the security operatives while some suspects were arrested.

A villager said, “The one arrested alive led security operatives to our village were a police inspector who was kidnapped by the gang was rescued alive. No fewer than 10 houses were destroyed by the security operatives in our village. As I speak to you now, our kinsmen are on the run.”

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The police spokesperson in the state Bala Elkana, told our correspondent that the security operatives stormed the camp, rescued the woman police officer being held in the camp and recover rifles stolen by the hoodlums from the police stations they attacked in the state.

The ESN, the security arm of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), has been accused of being responsible for the killing of security operatives and attacks on public facilities.

But IPOB has repeatedly denied the allegations, insisting it had no hand in the vicious attacks by “unknown gunmen” and that it remained non-violent.