Punch is reporting the arresting of Awurum Eze, identified as the “second-in-command” to Ikonso, leader of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), an outfit of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Nation reports that the director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement.
The 48-year-old man’s arrest comes weeks after Ikonso, identified as the IPOB militia deputy commander, was killed following a raid on the hideout of the ESN in Imo state.
The statement partly read: “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.”
Yerima disclosed that the arrested members said only the late Ikonso and Awurum have a direct communication link with Nnamdi Kanu.
“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. An investigation by the combined team of security operatives continues.”