Barely 24 hours after the ESN commander in Imo State was shot dead, the group have announced a new commander.
Security operatives raided ESN’s operational headquarters in Awomama Village, Imo state, killing Commander Ikonso and other members of the group in a joint operation.
IPOB Secretary, Emma Powerful while speaking on Sunday Politics, a Channels Television programme also denied ESN’s involvement in Saturday’s attack on Governor Hope Uzodinma’s residence.
“ESN are not the ones that attacked Uzodinma’s house. They cannot come for an operation and tell you they are ESN,” he said.
When asked to explain the group’s operational activities, he said, “We pursue Fulani herdsmen from the region.”
Speaking on the new instituted security outfit by the South East governors, ‘Ebubeagu’, Powerful said, “They are a ghost security outfit. There is no group like Ebubeagu.”
Emma Powerful also refused to reveal the identity of the new commander or say anything about it.
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