Home NewsSecurityCrime Another IPOB/ ESN Second In Command Arrested In Aba- Can This Man Really Be 48 Year Old? Are Security Forces Sure Of Who They Think He Is?

Another IPOB/ ESN Second In Command Arrested In Aba- Can This Man Really Be 48 Year Old? Are Security Forces Sure Of Who They Think He Is?

by Anita Ogona

A Security analyst IHEUKWUMERE UCHE in His comments on social media said Security forces say it has arrested this 48 years old man, Awurum Eze, in Abia state, on Wednesday, May 12, claiming he is IPOB/ESN leader Ikonso’s second in command. The Nigerian authorities said Ikonso was ESN Second in Command. How is it that a second in command now also has a second in command?

He said The military also claims Eze is one of the main sponsors of numerous killings in Imo state, and has been on the wanted list of security agents for more than 3 months and that Many of the arrested IPOB /ESN leaders, the military added, had earlier mentioned him as their key sponsor, mastermind and Second in Command to late Ikonso. But, the on-going arrests and clampdown on suspected IPOB/ESN members should not be based on confessions and indictments by earlier arrested members, but on thorough and painstaking investigations.

”Wrong arrests and trials will, certainly be counter productive, and will worsen an already exacerbated situation.”

Recall That The Nigerian Army says the second in command to Ikonso, the neutralized IPOB/ESN terrorist leader, Awurum Eze, has been arrested by security operatives in Aba in Abia.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Yerima said the 48 years old Eze, a native of Umoneke Nta, Isiala-Mbano Local Government Area of Imo, had on May 4, escaped when operatives of Intelligence Response Team (IRT) stormed Isiala Mbano where he was hiding.

He said that intensive manhunt was thereafter launched towards tracing and arresting him.

According to him, Eze was eventually apprehended on Wednesday in Aba after weeks of unrelenting follow-ups by operatives.

“Awurum Eze is one of the main sponsors of the numerous killings in Imo State and has been on the wanted list of security agents for more than three months.

“Many of the arrested IPOB/ESN terrorists had earlier mentioned him as their key sponsor, mastermind and Second in Command to late Ikonso.

“According to them, amongst all their leaders in Imo State, only Ikonso and Awurum have direct communication link with Nnamdi Kanu.

“He can be seen in several photographs posing with the fugitive terrorist leader, Nnamdi Kanu.  credit – NAN

 

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