Twenty-nine suspected members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) reportedly planning to assault Imo State forward of the Sit-at-home order on Monday (at this time) have been arrested by safety operatives within the state on Sunday.
The Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP, Abutu Yaro, revealed this to journalists on the Command headquarters in Owerri, noting that the command was capable of collect info on their actions earlier than their arrest.
“We got information that they have concluded their plans to launch an attack on the state as a way of enforcing their sit-at-home order and we moved our men to action and unfortunately for them, all of them were captured in their different camps of ESN, in the state. Also arrested were some women who offer them catering services.
”I’m glad to report that Imo has remained largely peaceable. We have safety measures to make sure every thing is safe.
“We should not unaware that there are some individuals bent on making an attempt to destroy the state.
“However, loads of mileage has been scored and Imo nonetheless stays a number one mild. We should not relenting. We should all the time be forward of them,” he stated.
A masked suspect was additionally arrested.
The suspect stated he had repented and would work with the police to fish out different members.