The Nigeria Army, Police and Air Force have combined to raided the camps of the Eastern Security Network linked to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State.
According to a Punch investigation, the Nigerian military has taken over the camp of the ESN operatives located inside the thick forest in Udah village, Orsu LGA of the state.
The operation that led to the capture of the camp was led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, who is the leader of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) from the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
“Abba Kyari has been in the state since. He is here on the order of the Inspector General of Police to flush out ESN from Imo State. This is the second week of his operation in the state,” a source said.
It was gathered that Abba Kyari who led the team to the forest on Friday, met a very stiff resistance from very prepared ESN operatives.
It took the intervention of the arrival of military men, who came through the air late in the night for the ESN operatives to be subdued, The PUNCH reports.
The source said, “The Abba Kyari team exhausted their strength and asked for help from the military. By the time the military could mobilise and come through the air in the night, the ESN operatives had vacated the camp, which is located in a valley.”
It was also revealed that by the time the security agents accessed the camp, no single ESN operative was seen.
“The team, by the time they had access to the camp, couldn’t find any ESN operative. They only found a fish pond, a generator, mattresses, cooking utensils and clothes,” the source said.