The state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprian Akaolisa, told newsman in Owerri that the ESN operatives were hoodlums and would be treated as murderers by the state government.
The AG confirmed the ongoing military operations in the area, saying “the Imo state government invited the military to flush out the hoodlums who call themselves ESN in Orlu.”
According to him, the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, was endangering the people of the state by the activities of ESN In the Orlu area.
Akaolisa who listed how many people the ESN personnel had allegedly killed in the state since 2020, said that the proscribed organization cashed in on the EndSARS protest last year to amass riffles for their operation.
He commended the federal government for deploying troops in the area to secure the inhabitants.