Some operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, working with the Military and other security forces, have arrested one GLORIA OKOLIE, a 22-year-old female suspect, for complicity in the series of deliberate and well-coordinated attacks on security formations and other critical National Infrastructure; including INEC offices, Correctional Centers and the killing of security operatives perpetrated by some combatant members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) in the South-Eastern part of the country.

The suspect, GLORIA OKOLIE, who is a native of Umutanza in Imo State, was arrested following the ongoing investigations and implementation of a special operation of security agencies code named “Operation Restore Peace” to the South East Region.

A statement issued by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, CSP AREMU ADENIRAN and made available to Brave Views says, Police Investigations have revealed that GLORIA OKOLIE is a member of IPOB/ESN in Imo State and that she worked closely with one Benjamin UZOMA EMOJIRI, whose nickname is “Onye Army”.

Onye Army is said to be one of the ESN Commanders earlier declared wanted by the Police for his lead roles in the planning, coordinating and executing the attacks on the Imo State Police Command Headquarters and the Headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Imo State.

The statement noted that the arrest of GLORIA OKOLIE and the revelations from her confession during interrogation, assisted the Police in the arrest of “Onye Army”, describing the development as a major breakthrough in the ongoing efforts at restoring law and order in the South East region.

According to the statement, further investigations by the Police team revealed that GLORIA OKOLIE takes advantage of her gender and seemingly innocuous looks as camouflage to carry out espionage against the Military and the Police targets on behalf of IPOB/ESN.

The suspect also serves as an intermediate person, who receives cash, drugs and weapons on behalf of IPOB/ESN and deliver same to their Commanders in their camps.

The Police disclosed that through GLORIA’s clandestine criminal activities, she actively aided and abetted the multiple acts of murder, arson and malicious damage to both private and public property by the ESN.

The Police also alleged that a lot of the deadly and unfortunate attacks on security personnel and assets, with numerous fatalities have the imprimaturs of GLORIA OKOLIE, the spy girl of ESN militants.

The statement however said that investigations are being concluded to enable the Police arraign the suspect in court for prosecution.

In the meantime, the Inspector General of Police, IGP USMAN ALKALI BABA has commended the security operatives for their unrelenting fight against violent crimes in the country.

He assured Nigeria citizens that the Police is committed at improving public safety and security, as well as upholding law and order in the country.

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