How I became spymaster for ESN, arranged attacks on police stations ~ 17-year-old suspect
Elom Daniel, a 17 year old boy from Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has recounted how he became a spy master for the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the military wing of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and arranged attacks on police stations.
The suspect, who was accused of arson and murder, was paraded alongside over 50 others on Tuesday at the Police Command Headquarters in Abakaliki.
Daniel said he had never carried any rifle, but only gave out information on places for attacks and how best to execute such attacks.
Elom said his gang members decided to attack police formations when they noticed the force was maltreating South-East youths for no just cause but leaving herdsmen, who were killing residents of the region.
However, the suspect noted that he gave information that led to the killing of police operatives and attacks on facilities belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other national assets in Ebonyi State.
“I always give information. I did it at Ishieke police checkpoint, the one at Amasiri Junction, the one at Onueke, and the one of CPS, in Abakaliki. I monitor places marked for attack before the attack.
“I normally visit people in the police stations to gather information there. After that, I will draw the map for attack on the police station and give it to the Eastern Security Network.
“It was my cousin that asked me to join Eastern Security Network, that when the freedom comes, my 50th generation will be enjoying it.
“It was my local government commander, Francis Nkwede, that made me ESN spy commander. He is from Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, while I am from Ohaukwu LGA. I am 17 years old