Palpable tension is said to have gripped residents of Umulolo-Umukele Amousu in Okigwe LGA of Imo state following the discovery of burnt corpses of police officers at a camp belonging to the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
The Acting Deputy Director, 82 Division, Army Public Relations, Lt. Col. Jonah Unuakhalu, in a press statement issued on Friday morning, said operatives of the Nigerian army stormed the hideout of the ESN terrorists in Okigwe forest and discovered decomposed and incinerated corpses of some police officers.
The statement said that the slain police identification was enabled by their uniforms and badges that were littered in their camp.
Col. Jonah, in the statement said, “the joint troops of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army in conjunction with the Navy, Air Force, police and Civil Defense stormed the hideout the ESN terrorists and were shocked to discover corpses with a revealing identity of policemen.
“Several other despicable things including occultic and act of cannibalism were discovered. We destroyed the camp and also the Improvised Explosive Devices discovered at the scene.
“Our troop also discovered rank badges of two policemen that were kidnapped along Enugu-Portharcourt road. Other items recovered were Biafran currencies, fake US dollar bills, Biafran Liberation Army T-shirts, military kit bags, cables used for IED detonation and axes, as well as other Biafran insignia.
“We arrested two suspects in the process and also recovered some burnt police corpses for proper burial.”
But contacting the Imo police Public Relations Officer, Henry Okoye, he said the Police Operatives in Imo will continue to work in close synergy with the military and other security agencies in the State towards clamping down on all forms of crime and criminality in the State.