A suspected commander of Eastern Security Network (ESN), the armed wing of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has revealed how he and others were asked to kidnap and killed 10 young girls to make protective charms in Imo State.
The suspect who identified himself as Emeoyiri Uzoma Benjamin but popularly known as ‘Onye Army’, allegedly made the revelation after he was arrested by operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team.
According to him, “We were ordered to attack Orlu Police Division and free our fighters who were arrested and detained in it. We went in ten vehicles, over 50 fighters and we had over 30 rifles with us.
I was in a white Sienna and late Dragon was in a red car. But before we got to the police station, we did a shooting display that was circulated on the social media on the day we went to attack Orlu Police Station.
The white and red clothes we tied on our bodies on the video are charms that we call local bullet proof. We prepared charms with the heads of 10 young girls before we proceeded in attacking the Orlu Police Station.
Temple and Mike brought the suggestion that we should get the girls we used for the charms and we got all of them here in Imo State. But before we got to the Orlu Police Station, a police armourer vehicle attacked us and k*lled 12 of our fighters and injured four.
They are not paying us any money; they said we are freedom fighters. We were assured that at the end of the struggle, we would be appointed Generals automatically.
Most of the police officers I killed are also Igbo people, I did not know. We thought they are from government. I am happy that Nnamdi has been arrested. Let us face the crime. But I am begging for amnesty from the Federal Government.”