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IPOB: Enugu State Government Suspends Traditional Ruler For Allowing Alleged IPOB, ESN Activities In Community

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The suspension was announced in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Chieftaincy Matters, Dr Charles Egumgbe, on Saturday.

The Enugu State government has suspended the traditional ruler of Ekpulato Mgbowo in the Awgu Local Government Area of the state, Igwe Greg Ituma.

The suspension was announced in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Chieftaincy Matters, Dr Charles Egumgbe, on Saturday.

SaharaReporters reliably gathered that the traditional ruler was arrested on Thursday, when the Nigerian Army in a joint operation with operatives of Department of State Services (DSS) and various police tactical squads invaded the community.

Sources told SaharaReporters that the traditional ruler was arrested for allowing alleged members of the Eastern Security Network and other pro-Biafra militias groups operate from his community.

The traditional ruler was allegedly arrested on the road to Isingwu village in his community where the ESN camp was located.

Another source told SaharaReporters that a cabinet member of the traditional ruler was arrested few weeks ago shortly after a joint security checkpoint was attacked.

The said cabinet member was alleged to have been giving information to suspected members of ESN who were fingered to have carried the attack from the community.

However, sequel to the arrest of the traditional ruler, the Enugu State Government said in the statement suspending him said that he was being suspended over allegations of conduct inimical to the security of the state.

The statement added his suspension would remain, pending investigations, subsequent findings and recommendations to the state government.

©Sahara Reporters

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