Ex-soldier arrested for training over 2,000 IPOB fighters

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Former Army Lance Corporal, Livinus Owalum-Barnabas was arrested for training IPOB members
Former Army Lance Corporal, Livinus Owalum-Barnabas was arrested for training IPOB members

A dismissed soldier has been arrested for training fighters recruited for the Eastern Security Network (ESN) by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

According to the Daily post, former Army Lance Corporal, Livinus Owalum-Barnabas, was nabbed in the Gwagwalada area of Abuja.

Owalum-Barnabas was said to have trained more than 2,000 IPOB ESN fighters.

During interrogation, the suspect confessed he was paid N200,000 for the job.

Deal of the day

Government forces have stepped up the hunt for top IPOB members and collaborators.

Two weeks ago, Awurum Eze, the deputy to Ikonso Don, late commander of the ESN, was apprehended.

Eze, 48 years old, is a native of Umoneke Nta, Isiala-Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

Ikonso and six others were killed in April. Other fighters nabbed in that joint operation are in detention.