ESN’s 2nd In Command Awurum Eze Arrested In Aba
Awurum Eze, the second in command to the late Eastern Security Network commander, Mr Ikonso, has been arrested in Aba, Abia State, the Nigerian Army said Wednesday.
Awurum Eze, 48, is a native of Umoneke Nta, Isiala-Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
The military said he had on the 4th of May 2021 escaped when operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) stormed his village house at Isiala Mbano where he was hiding.
The director, army public relations, Mr Mohammed Yerima, a brigadier general, stated that, “Intensive manhunt was thereafter launched towards tracing and arresting him. He was eventually apprehended on Wednesday, 12 May 2021, in Aba after weeks of unrelenting follow-ups by operatives.”
According to him, “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 [the] late Ikonso.
“According to them, amongst all their leaders in Imo State, only Ikonso and Awurum have direct communication links with Nnamdi Kanu. He can be seen in several photographs posing with the fugitive terrorist leader, Nnamdi Kanu.”