Nigerian Army has arrested Awurum Eze, second in command of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant arm of the outlawed pro-Biafra group, IPOB.
Army spokesperson, Mohammed Yerima, who revealed this in a statement on Wednesday, said the 48-year-old native of Umoneke Nta, Isiala-Mbano LGA, Imo State, was arrested by security operatives in Aba, Abia State.
ALEDEH News gathered that Eze is the assistant to the late Ikonso, the ESN commander, who was killed weeks back in an exchange of gunfire with security agents.
Eze had on the 4th of May 2021 escaped when operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) stormed his village house in Isiala Mbano where he was hiding.
An intensive manhunt was thereafter launched towards tracing and arresting him.
He was eventually apprehended on Wednesday, 12 May 2021, in Aba after weeks of unrelenting follow-ups by operatives.
According to reports, the top commander of the IPOB/ESN 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. He is also noted to be one of those who have a direct communication link with Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.