According to reports, the teenager who is currently in police custody confessed that his information led to the death of a police officer.
A few weeks ago, hoodlums in the state attacked national assets, causing unrest in the state.
According to Daniel who was arrested over alleged charges of conspiracy, arson and murder, he admitted that he had never handled a rifle, but was only able to give information on places for attacks and how they were to be carried out.
The young man is from the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state.
According to the suspect, he and his gang members attacked police formations after noticing that police were maltreating youths in the South-East for no just cause, while sparing herdsmen who killed residents of the area.
Daniel said this when he was paraded with 59 others at the Command Headquarters, Abakaliki, the state capital, on Tuesday.
“I always provide information,” he said. This was done at the Ishieke police checkpoint, the one at Amasiri Junction, the one at Onueke, and the one at CPS, in Abakaliki. In advance of an attack, I monitor places marked for an attack.
“I usually collect information from people at police stations. I will then draw the map for an attack on the police station and give it to Eastern Security Network.
My cousin asked me to join Eastern Security Network so that when freedom comes, my 50th generation can take advantage of it.
“My local government commander, Francis Nkwede, made me ESN spy commander. “He is from Izzi Local Government Area in Ebonyi State, while I am from Ohaukwu LGA. I am 17 years old.”
In addition, Elom stated that his group was responsible for the attack on the Army checkpoint at Amasiri in Afikpo North Local Government Area on 26th March 2021 where two Army officers were killed and their rifles taken.
He also claimed that his group was responsible for the attack on the Central Police Station Abakaliki during the #ENDSARS protests, where a Police Inspector and one other were killed and a rifle stolen from the Inspector.
According to the state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Garba, the teenager and his accomplices were responsible for killing policemen and attacking public properties.