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The second-in-command to Ikonso, the neutralised commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/ Eastern Security Network (ESN) has been arrested.

Awurum Eze was nabbed by security operatives in Aba, the commercial centre of Abia State in the south-east region of the country.

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Top ESN/IPOB commander arrested in Abia

The Director of Public Relations at the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, confirmed the arrest of the suspect in a statement on Wednesday.

In the statement, the Army said Mr Eze was one of the main sponsors of the recent coordinated attacks on security agents in Imo State.

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