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Dangerous Weapons Recovered As Troops Clear IPOB/ESN Camps In Anambra, Enugu States

The Nigerian Army on Sunday, said it has dislodged camps belonging to Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) at Idara Nnebo, Ihe Mbosi villages and Ukpor in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The clearance operation, according to the force, was carried out by a joint security team consisting of troops of 302 Regiment of the Army, operatives of the Nigerian Navy, Department of State Services and Nigeria Police Force.

A statement issued by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the operation was conducted in the early hours of Saturday 25 June 2022.

It said troops also 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,” the statement reads.

“Similarly, troops of 103 Battalion 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.”

The statement called on members of the public to continue to support troops with credible information on the activities of the criminal elements in the region.

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