Troops of the Nigerian Army (NA) have reportedly shot dead a top operational commander of Eastern Security Network, the paramilitary organisation of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Owerri the Imo state capital.
Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, the army’s spokesperson, in a statement on Sunday, June 6, via Facebook disclosed the identity of the eliminated commander as Joseph Uka Nnachi alias King of Dragons.
Yerima stated that the troops assisted by the police special forces gunned down the King of Dragons along with four other members when an attack on the Imo state police command was repelled by security forces.
He said the late commander has spearheaded several heinous attacks on security forces in the southeast zone. According to the army, some items recovered from the suspects include four AK-47 rifles, a Toyota Hiace Mini bus as well as several assorted ammunitions and charms.
Meanwhile, security operatives on Sunday, June 6 invaded the home of a lawyer for the IPOB, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, at Oraifite in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra state.
According to the Punch newspaper, the operatives surrounded the secessionist group’s lawyer’s family house around 2.30am. The chairman of the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, Emeka Umeagbalasi, has condemned the invasion.