Soldiers storm IPOB hideout, arrest late Ikonso’s second-in-command

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The the second in command to Ikonso, the slain IPOB/ terrorist leader, Awurum Eze, has been arrested by security operatives in Aba in Abia.

The Director, Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement Wednesday in Abuja.

Yerima said the 48 years old Eze, a native Umoneke Nta, Isiala-Mbano Local Government Area Imo, had May 4, escaped when operatives Intelligence Response Team (IRT) stormed Isiala Mbano where he was hiding.

He said that intensive manhunt was thereafter launched towards tracing and arresting him.

According to him, Eze was eventually apprehended Wednesday in Aba after weeks unrelenting follow-ups by operatives.

“Awurum Eze is one of the main sponsors of the numerous killings in Imo State and has been on the wanted list of for more three months.

“Many of the arrested IPOB/ had earlier mentioned him as their key sponsor, mastermind and Second in Command to late Ikonso.

“According to them, amongst all their leaders in Imo State, only Ikonso and Awurum have direct communication link with Nnamdi Kanu.

“He can be seen in several photographs posing with the fugitive terrorist leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Investigation by the combined team of security operatives continues,” he said. (NAN)