Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has lashed out at the Nigerian Army over the arrest of one Awurum Eze, in Aba, Abia State.
The separatist leader said since the army claimed Awurum was deputy commander in the IPOB-backed Eastern Security Network (ESN) because he once posed in a picture with him, they should also go after Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and legal luminary, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, who had also appeared with him in a picture.
“Since standing beside or taking a photo with me makes you an #ESN “deputy commander”, perhaps the very preeminent & foremost constitutional lawyer, Prof. Nwabueze, @DaveUmahi & Gov. Ugwuanyi are all #ESN deputy commanders. @HQNigerianArmy exhibiting their usual idiocy. #Zoo, ” the firebrand Kanu tweeted on Sunday.
Since standing beside or taking a photo with me makes you an #ESN “deputy commander”, perhaps the very preeminent & foremost constitutional lawyer, Prof. Nwabueze, @DaveUmahi, & Gov. Ugwuanyi are all #ESN deputy commanders.@HQNigerianArmy exhibiting their usual idiocy. #ZOO pic.twitter.com/YJFpmHu9M9
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) May 13, 2021
PlatinumPost reports that the Nigerian Army had on Wednesday narrated how the 48-year-old Eze, was arrested in a raid in Aba.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, said Eze, a native of Umoneke Nta, Isiala-Mbano Local Government Area of Imo, had on May 4, escaped when operatives of Intelligence Response Team (IRT) stormed Isiala Mbano where he was hiding.
He said that intensive manhunt was thereafter launched towards tracing and arresting him.
According to him, Eze was eventually apprehended on Wednesday in Aba after weeks of unrelenting follow-ups by operatives.
“Awurum Eze is one of the main sponsors of the numerous killings in Imo State and has been on the wanted list of security agents for more than three months.
“Many of the arrested IPOB/ESN terrorists had earlier mentioned him as their key sponsor, mastermind and Second in Command to late Ikonso.
“According to them, amongst all their leaders in Imo State, only Ikonso and Awurum have direct communication link with Nnamdi Kanu.
“He can be seen in several photographs posing with the fugitive terrorist leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Investigation by the combined team of security operatives continues,” he said.