Some sources have now revealed intricate details surrounding the murder of Don Ikonso, a widely acclaimed commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who was murdered by a combined group of security operatives on Saturday, in Imo State.
The sources who spoke on condition of being anonymous to Sahara Reporters revealed that Ikonso was betrayed by his friends and some Igbo spies and informants, who joined hands with the security agencies in fishing him out, before he was killed together with about six other top ranking commanders of the outlawed secessionist group a few days ago.
The late Ikonso
Don Ikonso's Murder has been the subject of multiple scrutiny and talks from around the country, as different reports and information on the circumstances surrounding his murder continue to emerge. In an exclusive report today, SR revealed details of an interview it had with some anonymous sources, who revealed that the joint operation of the military and other security agencies, that led to the death of Ikonso in Oru East LGA of Imo State was largely facilitated by some informants close to Ikonso.
The sources revealed that what largely facilitated the operation and gave away Ikonso's identity, was many of his pictures posted on Social Media, allegedly by his friends, one of which was already in contact with operatives of the nation's security agency, for maybe some weeks or months before the operation.
According to the source (not quoted): Don Ikonso is well regarded as a strong member of the IPOB. He was very active when the Eastern Security Network was formed, and he took part in a lot of the outfit's operations in several sites, rising though the ranks to become the outfit's commander. The day he was killed, he was in transit to his hometown located in Umuoma together with some other commanders of the ESN before they were waylaid and attacked.
Ikonso was isolated and killed as a result of the actions of some of the fellow Igbo people he was struggling for. They furnished the security agencies with his details, leading to the attack. His Photos were posted online by a friend of his, and by this action, his identity as a commander of the Eastern Security Network was revealed, a different source stated.
See how some Nigerians reacted to the news of Ikonso's betrayal online below.
Credit: Sahara Reporters.
Content created and supplied by: Victorr14 (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More