A suspected militia leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN), Godwin Nnamdi has been arrested by Nigerian troops in Enugu.
The arrest was made known in a statement on Sunday by the Nigerian Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Onyeama Nwachukwu.
He stated that troops of the 82 Division led the operation to arrest the notorious Nnamdi in Nkanu East Local Government Area.
He disclosed that Nnamdi was caught when troops engaged the terrorists during the raid at a IPOB/ESN camp located at Akpowfu Forest in Nkanu East LGA.
According to the Army spokesperson, IPOB/ESN operatives took to their heels, leaving behind their wanted leader.
One AK 47 rifle, one magazine containing 21 rounds of 7. 62 mm Special, one handset among others, were recovered.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya has commended the operatives for successfully capturing the notorious militant.
Yahaya charged them “to comb and clear all suspected hideouts of criminal elements in their area of responsibility”.