Operatives apprehend another IPOB/ESN terrorists’ commander in Aba – Army

The Nigerian Army says the second in command to Ikonso, the neutralised IPOB/ESN , 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 .

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 .

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

“Awurum Eze is main sponsors of the numerous killings in 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 as their key sponsor, mastermind and Second in Command to late Ikonso.

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

“He can be seen in several photographs posing the fugitive , Nnamdi Kanu. Investigation by the combined team of security operatives continues,” he said. (NAN)