Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

Amid the ongoing insecurity caused by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) in the southeastern parts of Nigeria, the Nigerian Army has smoked out one of their hideouts in Asaba, Delta State. In a statement signed by Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, it was revealed that troops of 63 Bde Garrison under the auspices of 6 Division, Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services completed a raid on these hoodlums.

According to the statement, the Nigerian Army ambushed and ransacked one of the hideouts of IPOB/ESN in the Delta State capital on Saturday, July 22.
The statement reads: “The troops conducted a raid operation on the fortified enclave located in the middle of a forested High ground in the early hours of the day. The gallant troops overpowered the IPOB fighters in the exchange of fire that followed the encounter, compelling them to abandon their hideout in disarray.”
It was gathered that during the exchange of fire between the IPOB rebels and the Nigerian Army captured, one of the IPOB fighters.
Similarly, a series of firearms and ammunition were recovered from the enclave of the IPOB rebels.
The statement reads: “The troops captured one of the fleeing fighters and recovered five AK 47 Rifles, three Pump Action Semi Automatic Rifles, one G3 Rifle and one single barrel gun. “Other items recovered, include Live Cartridges, Electric Saw, Machetes, an Axe and IPOB flag. “The troops have destroyed the enclave and are exploiting the forest in pursuit of the fleeing fighters”

Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, commended the troops and other security agencies for their effort in the ongoing operations and charged them to sustain the momentum to restore sanity in the region.

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