Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force on clearance mission have dislodged some members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) from their camp in Akabo, Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State.
Naija News gathered the police operatives from the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) led by DCP Abba Kyari carried out the operation on Tuesday.
The ESN is the security arm of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu.
During the raid by the security operatives, a policewoman who was allegedly kidnapped and held captive at the ESN base was also freed.
The building housing the ESN fighters was thereafter set on fire by the police operatives.
Earlier, this online news platform had reported that a top commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN) has been killed in Imo State by security operatives.
The commander, identified as Joseph Uka Nnachi alias Dragon was killed when he and some others attempted to attack the Imo State Police headquarters but were repelled by security operatives.
According to the Imo State Police spokesperson, Bala Elkana, six of the attackers including Dragon were killed by the security operatives.
Meanwhile, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has stated that some grievances of the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) such as marginalization were genuine.
He noted that though he has no personal grudge against Nnamdi Kanu, he disagrees with his approach.
Speaking to newsmen, the governor said IPOB’s method of using violence would produce any good ending.
Ikpeazu expressed readiness to engage the IPOB leader in a bid to restore peace in the south-east region.