Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu

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Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu
Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu

Joint troops of 82 Division Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police have neutralized 3 combatants of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN) in a fierce encounter that ensued during a clearance operation in the early hours of Monday 18 September 2023 at Igboro Forest, between Arochukwu and Ohafia Local Government Areas of Abia state.

Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu
Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu

A statement from the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, “the troops wasted no time destroying several hideous camps used by members of the groups to perpetrate heinous crimes.

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Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu
Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu
Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu
Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu

“The camps were uncovered, after several weeks  of credible surveillance revealed that IPOB/ESN were using the forest as a combat training ground for their members and as a base for planning and launching attacks on targeted civilians, security operatives and government facilities in the state.

Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu
Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu

Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu
Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu

 “On further exploiting the camp, the gallant troops recovered several weapons and ammunition, amongst others.

Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu
Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu

“The Items recovered include One improvised 16 Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) Gun mounted on a vehicle, One improvised 12 MBRL Gun, One improvised 6 MBRL Gun,  One AK 47 Rifle, One Dane Gun, 6 locally made Rocket Launchers, four Improvised Explosive Devices, five Fragmental Jackets,  One Baofeng Radio, Military Camouflage Uniforms and several assorted charms.

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Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu
Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu

“In a similar development that also took place in the early hours of today, 18 September 2023, same troops of 82 Division NA in synergy with the Nigerian Police Force, acting on credible intelligence busted IPOB/ESN hideout at Ezioha Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu state.

Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu
Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu

“The armed fighters were perfecting plans to enforce the illegal sit-at-home order in the area, when the vigilant troops swooped on them.

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Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu
Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu

“The armed fighters, who opened fire on sighting troops approaching their camp were however defeated in the fire fight that followed, as the troops responded with overwhelming fire power, neutralizing  three of the fighters, while others fled in disarray.

Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu
Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu

“The troops recovered  three Pump Action Guns and 10 Machetes from the fleeing fighters.

Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu
Joint Troops Reportedly Neutralise IPOB Camps In Abia, Enugu

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