Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Troops destroy notorious terrorist den, exhume victims’ bodies in Imo

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Troops of 34 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Military, Obinze, Owerri, mentioned they’d destroyed the den of infamous terrorists led by one Monday Ogu, popularly known as B44.

The troops additionally exhumed useless our bodies believed to be the terrorist’s victims, buried in shallow graves close to the den in Ezioha neighborhood, Mbaitoli Council Space of Imo.

Addressing journalists shortly after the operation on Saturday, the Brigade Commander, Brig Gen Usman Lawal, mentioned the train was carried out by his gallant officers following intelligence experiences.

He mentioned the terrorists’ camp, strategically positioned on the financial institution of the Njaba River, overlapped three council areas of Imo, particularly Njaba, Oru East and Mbaitoli, the place the criminals carried out assaults.

He listed the assaults to incorporate kidnapping for ransom, theft of kidnapping victims’ valuables, burning of their autos, in addition to killing of the victims, most of whom had been buried in shallow graves.

The commander added that the terrorists additionally vandalise autos belonging to their victims and unload the autos’ components whereas burning them past recognition.

He known as on residents of the state to furnish safety businesses with helpful info that will result in the situation and decimation of terrorists and different felony parts of their area.

“We purpose to clear camps of felony, irredentist parts and restore peace to the communities in order that the folks can return to their communities and resume regular life.

“Following the clearance of the terrorists’ hideout by our gallant troops, we now have exhumed the useless our bodies of the victims for an intensive forensic evaluation in order that, the place potential, we are able to hint them to their households and hand them over for a befitting burial,” he mentioned.

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