- The police in Imo are drastically limiting the access of IPOB members to hard substances in the state
- Officers of the force in Imo have arrested some persons said to be linked to the supply of drugs to the terrorists
- Moreover, security operatives have also recovered a large quantity of illegal substances from a drug baron in Imo
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Imo - A major drug baron who supplies hard substances to members of the Indigenous People of Ibo (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN), Nnamuka Uchenna, has been arrested by police.
The Cable reports that the drug lord was recently arrested in the Umuaka Njaba local government area of Imo state.
It was gathered that security operatives were led to one Obinna Ohaji who happened to be the transporter disguised as a commercial driver.
He afterward led officers to the border between Imo and Rivers state where the middle person, a 17-year-old girl, who confessed to being the group’s supplier in Rivers, was tracked and nabbed.
Confirming the arrests, the spokesman of the police command in the state, Michael Abattam, said the suspects were possibly the ones distributing drugs to IPOB bases in Imo.
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Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Faruk Yahaya, on Thursday, June 24, paid a visit to the Obinze Barracks in Imo state where he assessed troops of 34 Brigade.
Yahaya, who praised the soldiers for their bravery in the fight against attacks launched by IPOB, urged them to be loyal and exhibit a high sense of duty always.
A statement by the force's spokesman, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, said Yahaya "expressed delight on the successes so far recorded by the troops and urged them to redouble their effort in order to consolidate on their successes."