Police operatives on Saturday invaded three training camps of the Eastern Security Network, ESN and arrested some yet to be identified members of the group.
The operation was conducted by the Imo Command’s tactical units, IRT and special forces at the wee hours of Saturday, according to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media to the Imo State Police Commissioner, CSP Mike Abatam.
It said some of the criminal elements escaped into the forest after being overrun by the operatives during a gun duel.
The statement added that some items including weapons, charms drugs were recovered from the camp.
The three camps are located at Atta in Ikeduru, Izombie in Oguta and Ideato North local government areas of Imo State.
The statement read in part, “Due to the superior firepower of the Police, the hoodlums were overrun by the tactical units while some of the hoodlums escaped with bullets wounds into the forest.
“Several weapons, stolen cars, explosives, gun powders, charms, lPOB/ESN flags, ammunitions, bags of Indian Hemps, tramadol tablets and many other hard drugs were recovered”.