The Imo State Government has said that it “invited military personnel to flush out the hoodlums who call themselves ESN in Orlu.”
Addressing newsmen on Friday, the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprian Akaolisa said that it would arraign the operatives of the Eastern Security Network linked with the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra in the ongoing crisis in the Orlu-Orsu axis of the state for murder.
Akaolisa added that the ESN operatives were hoodlums and would be treated as murderers by the Governor Hope Uzodinma-led state government.
Confirming that the state government invited the military to carry out the operation in the area, the commissioner said, “the Imo state government invited the military to flush out the hoodlums who call themselves ESN in Orlu.”
Akaolisa blasted the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, accusing him of endangering the lives of the people through the activities of ESN.
While accusing the former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha of playing politics with the crisis, Akaolisa thanked the federal government for sending troops to flush out the ESN operatives.
According to him, the arrested ESN operatives would be arraigned by the state government for murder at the end of investigations, adding that the deployed troops would not leave the Orlu zone until peace is restored.