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ANAMBRA: Police arrest 4 ESN fighters during joint operation

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Police authorities in Anambra State have arrested four members of the Eastern Security Network, the militia wing of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra during a raid in their camp located in Ufuma, Orumba North local government area of the state.

This was disclosed in a statement by the spokesman of the command on Tuesday, SP Tochukwu Ikenga.

According to Ikenga, police-led joint security force in Aguata carried out the raid following information received over time of planned attacks on security agents and innocent citizens by the criminal elements.

The statement reads, “The Police -Led Joint Security Force in Aguata on 17/6/2024 intercepted four suspected ESN Militia in Ufuma, Orumba North, Anambra State. The arrest is following information received over time of planned attacks on security agents and innocent citizens by the dreaded group.

“Among the four suspects arrested is one Maduabuchi Nwafor A K A Omenkpo ‘M’ aged 32 years a native of Ufuma. He has been identified as one of the native doctors who prepares criminal charms for the group and uses his shrine for initiation ceremonies and meeting points for the criminals. Also, one of the suspects’ name withheld who is already assisting the police with information confessed to be one of the gunmen dispatched by the group to enforce illegal sit-at-home on May 30th, 2024.

“The Commissioner of Police CP Nnaghe Obono Itam orders investigations to be widened and deepened to identify hideouts of the insurgents seeking to destabilize and truncate development in the State. He assures Ndi Anambra that the Police Command under his watch will continue to serve the people selflessly and will jealously protect the sources of its information to protect informers from harm.”

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