The Eastern Security Network, or ESN, and the Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB, are said to have built the largest bomb factory in the South-East, according to the Ebonyi State Police Command.
The IPOB/ESN bomb plant, according to the Command, is situated at Obegu, which separates Ebonyi State’s Onicha-Isu and Ishielu Local Government Areas.
According to Command’s spokesman Chris Anyanwu, the bomb factory was found following a gunfight with ESN agents.
Anyanwu claimed that the bomb plant has the power to cause massive casualties and destruction.
He revealed that two ESN members and a State Commander perished in the gunfight that followed the Wednesday attack on police officers conducting an inquiry along the Agba-Isu road.
He admitted that some of the policemen had been hurt in the course of the operation.
The Commander’s and other people’s homes were raided by a joint team of the Command’s Tactical Teams, the Military, and the DSS after the gunfight, according to him, who was armed with reliable information.
According to the Command spokesman, improvised explosive devices and their parts were found during searches of the homes.
Part of a statement by Anyanwu reads: “Sunday Ubah, a.k.a. Bongo, the State Commander of the IPOB/ESN in Ebonyi State, was apprehended after a swift investigation and collaborative effort with a team of detectives assigned to Ohaukwu Division.
“The Police bomb specialist in the Command described it as a comprehensive Bomb Factory — the largest in the South-East — and that each of the hand grenades (firsts of their kind) is capable of causing massive damage to structures and mass human slaughter.”
The IPOB, meantime, has vehemently denied any involvement in any agreement involving violence or weaponry.