Saturday, May 18, 2024

Troops eliminate IPOB commander, recover arms in Imo


The Nigerian Military mentioned its troops along with personnel from Nigeria Police, Division of State Providers, and Nigerian Safety and Civil Defence Corps, have performed a profitable particular clearance operation throughout the overall areas of Udda, Ihiteukwa, and Orsumoghu, alongside the borders of Orsu and Ihiala LGAs of Imo and Anambra states.

An announcement by the Military mentioned the troops encountered members of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, and the Japanese Safety Community, ESN, who’ve been utilizing the world as a sanctuary.

“On sighting troops the insurgents employed guerrilla techniques, lobbing improvised explosive gadgets (IEDs) from hid positions and riddling the roads with booby traps.

“Regardless of the terrorists’ guerrilla techniques, troops maintained their resolve and countered the assaults with tactical precision, using superior firepower to neutralize infamous IPOB/ESN Ihiteukwa terrorist camp Commander referred to as Tochukwu, alias Ojoto and two others,” the assertion mentioned.

In line with the assertion, the operation led to the restoration of firearms, communication gadgets, narcotics, and private results of the terrorists.

Gadgets recovered embrace two undetonated IEDs, 6 detonated IEDs and bomb-making supplies

The Military mentioned the operation has dealt a major blow to the terrorists’ networks within the area, including that the IEDs and bomb-making supplies had been safely destroyed.

“In one other operation in Cross River State, troops deployed for counter terrorism operations had been engaged in a fierce gun battle with a gaggle of suspected kidnappers.

“The encounter occurred within the distant group of Akparanbong in Ikom Native Authorities Space.” It mentioned

In line with the assertion, the troops, who had been on routine patrol, stormed the abductors’ hideout, resulting in a gun battle that compelled the abductors to retreat rapidly forsaking two AK-47 rifles, six magazines, number of ammunition and three cell phones.

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