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Police arrest 22 year old lady as alleged spy for militants

The Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested a 22-year-old female suspect, Gloria Okolie, alleged to be a spy and conspirator in the series of deliberate and well-coordinated attacks on security formations.

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Penpushing reports that, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba in a statement said, the arrest of the suspect was carried out in collaboration with the military and other security forces, adding that other facilities attacked by the gang include, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices and killing of security operatives in the South-Eastern part of the country

The statement said the  suspect, a native of Umutanza in Imo State, was arrested following ongoing investigations and implementation of special operation, adding that, operation Restore Peace, to amongst other things, break the information, drugs and arms supply chain to the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network in the South-East region.

Penpushing further reports that, Mba said, police investigations revealed that Gloria Okolie is a member of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) / Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Imo State who worked closely with one Benjamin Uzoma Emojiri a.k.a “Onye Army”,

The statement added that, Emojiri was one of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) commanders earlier declared wanted by the police for his lead roles in planning, coordinating and executing the attack on the Imo State Police Command Headquarters and Imo State Headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service.

Penpushing reports that, the statement said the arrest of Okolie  and the revelations from her confession, assisted the police in the arrest of “Onye Army”, a major breakthrough in the quest to restoring law and order in the South-East region.

The police spokesman said, further investigations by the police team revealed that  Okolie takes advantage of her gender and seemingly innocuous looks as camouflage to carry out espionage against military and police targets on behalf of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) / Eastern Security Network (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. Through her 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 statement said.

‘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. Investigation is being concluded to enable the Police arraign her in court for prosecution’, Mba stated.

Penpushing further reports that, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba while commending security operatives for the unrelenting fight against violent crimes in the country, assured citizens of the commitment of the Force to improving public safety and security and upholding law and order in the country.

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