A joint task force security operatives has arrested four Commanders of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) over alleged involvement in a recent attack by gunmen on a convoy of United States (US) embassy officials in Ogbaru, Anambra State.
ESN is the armed wing of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which was set up to flush out terrorists herdsmen that have been ravaging the entire South East, destroying farm crops, raping women in their farms and killing others during the eight years of former President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group had also been accused of carrying some attacks on security formations especially on checkpoints where security men had turned into extortion point.
It was gathered that wife of one of the Commanders was also arrested, in the joint operation led by the Commander of the Naval base, Onitsha and the Anambra State Police Command.
No fewer than four staff of the United States Embassy in Nigeria and security agents were shot dead and their bodies burnt while some were kidnapped in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State on May 17, 2023.