Troops Raid IPOB, ESN Camps In Ebonyi, Enugu, Kill Suspects, Recover Bombs, Others

In collaboration with the Nigerian Air Force, the Nigerian Police, and the Department of State Services, or DSS, 82 Division troops have raided IPOB and its terrorist Eastern Security Network camps in the states of Ebonyi and Enugu.

According to a statement released on Wednesday by Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, the operation took place on Monday in the communities of Amagu village, Nkalaha, Ishielu LGA in Ebonyi, and Agubeji in Enugu States.

According to the statement, there was a firefight after the forces made physical contact with the secessionist group’s members.

Onyema said in the encounter, the gallant troops neutralized some of the suspects while others took to their heels abandoning the camp.

The statement reads, “On the same date, troops on routine patrol in Agubeji community in Enugu State arrested a suspect, one Mr Martins Abogwu, for conniving with IPOB/ESN elements to unleash attacks on innocent citizens.

“The suspect, who claimed he is the Chief Security Officer of the community is assisting in the preliminary investigations that followed and have led troops to their camp, where a shallow grave containing 2 decomposing bodies were uncovered.

“One of the corpses has been identified as a member of the local vigilante, who was kidnapped about a month ago.

The troops recovered 102 rounds of 7.62mm special, 2 Pump Action guns, 5 locally made rifles, 1 roll of Detonator 27, quantity 24 Detonators, 33 electrical cables, quantity 12 of type 36 Hand Grenades and 12 bags of substances suspected to be Marijuana.

“Other items recovered include, 3 Motorcycles, 2 Generators, 1 Water pumping machine, Military woodland camouflage and Nigeria Police uniform”.

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