Notorious Enugu IPOB/ESN kingpin, Godwin Nnamdi nabbed by troops

Ak-47, ammunition recovered from IPOB/ESN gang led by Godwin Nnamdi

Ak-47, ammunition recovered from IPOB/ESN gang led by Godwin Nnamdi

Godwin Nnamdi, an alleged notorious leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) and Eastern Security Network(ESN) in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State has been arrested.

Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the apokesperson for the Nigerian Army said in a statement that Nnamdi was arrested during joint clearance operations at a camp suspected to be the fortress of IPOB/ESN elements located at Akpowfu Forest in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, on Christmas Day.

He added that the IPOB/ESN kingpin was arrested by troops of 82 Division Nigerian Army in conjunction with other security agencies while conducting Exercise GOLDEN DAWN.

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“During the clearance operation, troops engaged the dissidents in a fire fight compelling them to take to their heels, leading to the arrest of their leader,” Nwachukwu said.

He added thag troops recovered various items including one AK 47 rifle, one magazine containing 21 rounds of 7. 62 mm Special, one handset amongst others from the camp of the group

“The Chief of Army Staff(COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya while commending troops for the successes recorded thus far, charged them to comb and clear all suspected hideouts of criminal elements in their Area of Responsibility,” Nwachukwu added.

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