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Imo state police command arrest suspected terrorist linked to Eastern Security Network

The Police Command in Imo State has announced the arrest of a suspected terrorist, Chidebere Nwuzor, who is allegedly affiliated with the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Mr. Nwuzor, aged 38 and a native of Amauzu in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, was apprehended by operatives of the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit following actionable intelligence.

According to ASP Henry Okoye, the command’s spokesperson, the suspect had been on the wanted list due to his involvement in various terrorist activities in the state.

Okoye said he was arrested after a fierce gun battle with the police, during which he sustained gunshot wounds to his right leg and eventually surrendered.

“The suspected terrorist has been on the command’s wanted list due to series of terrorist activities he reputedly perpetrated in the state alongside his criminal cohorts.

“He was arrested on April 8, 2024, in his criminal hideout in Umuogu after a fierce gunfight with the ever-gallant operatives, which forced him to surrender after sustaining gunshot injuries on his right leg,” Okoye said.

“The suspect admitted that he drove the operation vehicle that was used in the attack that led to the killing of the DPO of Ahaizu Mbaise and an Inspector of Police in November 2023.

“The suspect is currently assisting the determined operatives in the investigation, and he has provided useful information that will lead to the arrest of other suspects at large.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aboki Danjuma, assures the good people of Imo that the command will not relent in its unwavering commitment to clamp down on criminally minded elements in the state,” he added.

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