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 reportedly belonging to the 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.
Army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu made this disclosure on Sunday in a brief communique which was made available to Africa Dailly News, New York.
He revealed that in a clearance operation conducted in the early hours of Saturday 25 June 2022, troops cleared IPOB fire positions and Improvised Explosive Devices to dislodge the criminals from their hideouts.
He explained that 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.
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.
Africa Daily News, New York further gathered that the encounter pushed 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.
General Nwachukwu on behalf of the army urged members of the public to continue to support troops with credible information on the activities of the criminal elements in the region.