Nigerian Troops Raid Igboro Forest In Abia, Neutralised Six IPOB/ESN Members

By Damilare Adeleye
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Nigerian troops have eliminated six members of the proscribed Indigeneous People of Biafra and its affiliate Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN) in Abia State.

This is as the troops conducted a sucessful clearance/raid operation of the IPOB/ESN Camp in Igboro Forest in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State on Saturday.

According to the Nigerian Army, the operation was carried out in order to apprehend the perpetrators of the deadly attack on five soldiers in Aba on May 30 during the unofficial Biafra Day.

The Army said, “During the intelligence led operation, troops encountered Improvised Explosive Devices along it's axis of advance and one soldier sustained minor injury from the fragment. The terrorists' feeble firefight were adequately subdued with superior firepower that led to the neutralization of 6 members of the criminal terrorists group while others escaped into adjoining bushes with varying degrees of gunshot wounds as blood stains were seen along their escape routes.

“The gallant troops recovered, three locally fabricated Rocket Propelled Grenade launchers, two locally fabricated Artillery gun with tripod and its bombs. Other items recovered include dane guns, Biafran flags as well as Toyota Tundra and Hilux vehicles that were burnt insitu. Also all of their camps with different inscriptions were destroyed.

“The Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA is calling on the good people of Abia to continue to cooperate with security agencies by giving credible and timely information that will help to annihilate the criminals in the State and the whole of South East Nigeria. Any information should be passed to OPUK by dialling 193 and press Option 2 on your phone.”