Arrested ESN Commander Confesses to Taking Part in Killings, Attacks in Imo and Anambra
Emeoyiri Benjamin, a commander of the Eastern Security Network, the paramilitary arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has confessed to taking part in some of the recent attacks on police stations in Imo state.
According to Punch, the 28-year-old suspect dubbed Onye Army also revealed how they used the heads of 10 young girls for fortification ritual to protect themselves against bullets.
Benjamin who hails from Uzombe town in Uguta, Imo State, was recently arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team deployed in Imo said the girls were abducted in Imo state.
He disclosed that the girls were used for fortification ritual ahead of their attack on the Orlu Police Station.
“We went in 10 vehicles. We tied white and red clothes on our bodies for protection against bullets. We prepared the charms with the heads of 10 young girls.
“Temple and Mike came up with the suggestion to use the girls for the charms and we abducted them in Imo State. Unfortunately, before we got to the Orlu Police Station, a police armoured vehicle attacked us and killed 12 of our fighters and injured four others,” Benjamin revealed.
The ESN commander said he joined the group in 2020 and was trained in a camp for two weeks.
He confessed that he participated in the attacks on Owerri Correctional Centre, Imo Police Command headquarters, Orlu Police Station, the country home of the state Governor, Hope Uzodimma, as well as police stations and checkpoints in Anambra state.