How We Killed Seven IPOB Members –Army

The Nigerian Army says it killed seven members of the Eastern Security Network, the militant arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra when its troops from 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt and 29 Battalion in conjunction with operatives of Nigerian Police, DSS, and NSCDC raided their operational base.

The army said it carried out the raid on Thursday on the ESN base located at Agbomchia Forest along Pipeline Road Ogali/Komkom Boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo LGAs of Rivers State.

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A statement by army spokesman, Mohammed Yerima explained how it happened.

“In the firefight that ensued during the Clearance/Raid Operation, 7 IPOB/ESN members were neutralised while 5 suspects arrested.

“Various items belonging to the criminals including arms and ammunition were also recovered by the security forces. The camp was promptly destroyed while suspects and corpses were handed over to the Police for further actions.”

Yerima said no soldier was lost during the encounter.

“The Nigerian Army urges members of the public to always avail the troops with accurate and timely information that will help in tracking down and neutralise the so-called Unknown Gunmen (UGM) who are terrorizing the region,” he said.


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