ESN second in command killed as police raid IPOB camp in Aboh-Mbaise


The Nigeria Police say the Second in Command to an Eastern Security Network, ESN Commander, Ebube Virus, has been killed in a fierce gunfight.

The deceased suspect is on the Command’s wanted list due to his nefarious activities in the Aboh Mbaise axis.

The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma said this in a statement issued by Police spokesman in the state, Henry Okoye, on Tuesday

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The CP said, “Following the confessions made by the suspected IPOB/ESN Terrorist allegedly involved in the killing of DPO Ahiazu Mbaise and other dastardly acts in the Mbaise axis, operatives of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping squad led by CSP Oladimeji Odeyeyiwa on Monday 4th of December, 2023 stormed the criminal hideout of a deadly IPOB/ESN Terrorist Syndicate led by Ebube Virus and Ishaka, at Umuogu Amuzu in Aboh-Mbaise LGA of Imo State and dislodged the terrorists.

The statement reads,” In the process, a ferocious battle broke out between the terrorists and the combat-ready Police agents, neutralising the Second in Command to Ebube Virus, who is well-known on the Command’s wanted list due to their nefarious actions in the Mbaise axis. Others who had been shot at had escaped. From the neutralised terrorist, one AK-47 rifle with 19 rounds of live ammunition was found.

“An operation is underway to find additional fugitive suspects and bring them to justice.

“While praising the brave officers for their unwavering efforts in the fight against all violent crimes in the State, Imo State Command *CP Aboki Danjuma*, the Commissioner of Police, affirms the Command’s commitment to working with other

CP Danjuma called on ‘Ndi Imo’ to support the Police and other sister security agencies with timely and actionable information that will assist in the crusade against Terrorism in the state.

He encouraged owners of hospitals and first-aid outlets to report any person seen with or treating gunshot injuries to the nearest Police Station.


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