Nigeria army have yesterday arrested Awurum Eze, the deputy to the late commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ikonso Don who controlled Eastern Security Network (ESN).
Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, who is Director of Army Public Relations made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday night.
Recall that Ikonso and six others were eliminated three weeks ago. Other ESN members were nabbed in a joint operation by Nigerian army.
According to the spokesman, he said Eze a 48 year old, is a native of Umoneke Nta, Isiala-Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
Eze escaped on May 4, 2021, when he heard that operatives of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) stormed his village house in Isiala Mbano.
However, he was eventually apprehended on May 12, in Aba, Abia State, 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 3 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,” the statement read.
An investigation to apprehend more ESN members across the South-East is ongoing