Gunmen have shot dead a man alleged to be one of the informants who led the Nigerian Army to the late commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra’s Eastern Security Network (ESN), Ikonso Don.
The victim, whose name is still unknown, was gunned down along a footpath in a village between Imo and Anambra states, where he was believed to be hiding, according to SaharaReporters.
“The victim is alleged to be the informant the military and the police used in getting Ikonso’s location and in killing him. Some said the informant was also a member of the ESN but others said he was a former IPOB member, renounced them and came to the village to hide. But he has now been killed,” a source told the publication.
Sources had also told SaharaReporters that Ikonso was also given away by some of his photographs shared on social media as well as by some of his friends, who had been in touch with security agencies for weeks.
“Ikonso Don was a well-known hardcore IPOB member. When the ESN was launched, he joined and participated in several operations, rising to later become a commander. He was going to his village in Umuoma alongside other ESN members when they were ambushed.
“He was targeted and killed after some of the Igbo he was fighting for gave out his details to the security forces,” a source had explained.
“His photographs were also shared on social media by a friend and he was given away as the ESN commander. That was the same place his photograph with Nnamdi Kanu was obtained,” another source said.