The Katsina command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested a suspected member of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), a militant arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
IPOB is a secessionist group in the South-East region of the country.
The 19-year-old suspect identified as David Eric Uchenna but goes by the name, Ibrahim Muhammed, was said to have been arrested at Kofar Sauri Quarters in the Katsina metropolis, following a tip-off from some of his allies.
suspected to be a kidnapper was arrested at Kofar Sauri Quarters, Katsina.
“In the course of investigations, the suspect confessed that he belongs to the gang of the proscribed terrorist group ‘Eastern Security Network’, (ESN) with their camp at Akpogozie forest in Orji River LGA of Enugu State under the leadership of one Eminike a.k.a. “SAPALE” with over four (400) hundred members, terrorizing the South Eastern states of Nigeria.
“He further confessed that his gang kidnapped someone in Imo State and collected the sum of ten million naira (N10,000,000:00K) as ransom but stole the sum of seven hundred (N700,000:00K) from the camp and escaped to Katsina State, alongside one Chuckwumeka and Chinemerem, the duo had left Katsina since to evade arrest.
“Furthermore, the suspect confessed to committing a series of crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping and other heinous crimes in the eastern states of Nigeria. An investigation is ongoing, please.”