Nigerian Army gun down 4 ESN operatives who killed DSS officers in Anambra

The Nigerian Army has announced the killing of some operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

This was confirmed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who in a statement released on Saturday, said they were killed at Nnobi Junction in Idemili South Local Government, Anambra State.

The statement also said the operation was carried out by the Troops of 82 Division conducting Exercise GOLDEN DAWN in response to an attack on personnel of security agencies deployed at Ekwulobia Roundabout in Aguata Local Government Area.

It was gathered that the ESN agents had attacked a security outpost, killing two DSS agents. However, word got out to the military who quickly sent troops to the scene, and after an ensuing gun fight, four of the ESN operatives were gunned down. Weapons were also recovered from the scene.

These include two AK-47 Rifles, one GALIL Ace 5.56 x 45 Iwi Gun, one Avofeng Handheld radio and one Black Highlander jeep.

Similarly, troops foiled another attack by IPOB ESN at Umunze checkpoint, in Orumba South Local Government Area.

The troops overwhelmed the secessionists in the shootout that ensued, forcing them to take to their heels.The gang abandoned one Pump Action gun with nine cartridges, one dark blue Ford vehicle and four motorcycles.

The Nigerian Army condemned the attempt by IPOB ESN to instil fear “and sabotage forthcoming Anambra governorship election”.

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