The arrested members of the Eastern Security Network linked to the Indigenous People of Biafra for murder, the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, said on Friday.
The CP told The Punch that the suspects would soon be arraigned.
Yaro said the legal department of his command would commence the prosecution of the arrested ESN members, including Stanley Osinachi, who was recently arrested when gunmen came to attack the state police command headquarters for the second time.
According to him, security operatives had decimated the “terrorists” in three explosive battles in the last six weeks in the state.
The CP disclosed that he had moved his Tactical Units to the hinterlands to combat the hoodlums whom he said had shifted bases to the villages.
He said, “The law is very explicit on this. We will charge them for murder. Their activities are terrorism. They were unleashing violent crimes on the state until we decimated them in three explosive battles in the last six weeks.
“I have moved my Tactical Units to the hinterlands because they have relocated to the villages because of the defeats they suffered at our hands in the last three explosive battles in the last six weeks.”