A joint security team consisting of troops of 302 Regiment of the Nigerian Army, operatives of the Nigerian Navy, Department of State Services and Nigeria Police Force have 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 army has stated.
The army stated this in a statement issued on Sunday and signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.
According to the statement, the troops cleared IPOB fire positions and Improvised Explosive Devices to dislodge the criminals from their hideouts, in a clearance operation conducted in the early hours of Saturday 25 June 2022.
It added that during the operations, the 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.
Furthermore, it stated that troops of 103 Battalion conducted a raid operation on IPOB/ ESN camp at Nkwere Inyi Forest in Oji River Local Government of Enugu State and that the encounter forced the criminals to flee in disarray.
“The 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”, it noted.
The statement enjoined members of the public to continue to support troops with credible information on the activities of the criminal elements in the region.