Connect with us


Troops Clear IPOB/ESN Camps in Anambra, Enugu, Recover Weapons, Vehicles



The Nigerian Army says a joint security team consisting of troops of 302 Regiment, operatives of the Nigerian Navy, Department of State Services and Nigeria Police Force have dislodged camps belonging to Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB’s Eastern Security Network (ESN) at Idara Nnebo, Ihe Mbosi villages and Ukpor in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The Director Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, a
Brigadier General, said in a statement that the clearance operation was conducted in the early hours of Saturday, 25 June 2022.

According to him, the joint security operatives cleared IPOB fire positions and Improvised Explosive Devices to dislodge the criminals from their hideouts.

“During the operations, troops recovered two AK-47 rifles, three magazines with five rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition, two pump action rifles and one locally fabricated gun. Other items include three power generators, among others”, Nwachukwu said.

The army spokesperson further disclosed that troops of 103 Battalion also conducted a raid operation on IPOB/ ESN camp at Nkwere Inyi Forest in Oji River Local Government of Enugu State.

“The encounter forced the criminals to flee in disarray, while troops recovered one Lexus and a Toyota Highlander SUV suspected to have been snatched by the criminals. Other items recovered include two motorcycles, one double barrel gun and seven live cartridges.

He urged members of the public to continue to support troops with credible information on the activities of the criminal elements in the region.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *