Joint Security Forces arrest ESN leader in Enugu

A joint security operation led by the Nigerian Army has arrested Godwin Nnamdi, a leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) militant wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Nnamdi, described as “notorious”, was apprehended in Nkanu East Local Government Area.

A statement on Sunday by the Army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said the troops of 82 Division led the operation.

Nnamdi was caught during the raid at a IPOB/ESN camp located at Akpowfu Forest in Nkanu East LGA.

The joint forces engaged the dissidents in a fire fight,after which they took to their heels and left their wanted leader behind.

One AK-47 rifle, one magazine containing 21 rounds of 7. 62 mm special, one handset among others, were recovered.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya has commended the government operatives for the success.

Yahaya charged them “to comb and clear all suspected hideouts of criminal elements in their area of responsibility.”

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