Tue. Mar 5th, 2024

Troops of 82 Division Nigerian Army (NA) under the auspices of Operation UDO KA II have successfully conducted a raid on the hideouts of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN).

The raid, at Imufu in Igbo-Eze North local government area (LGA) of Enugu state, was carried out on Thursday, August 10, in conjunction with personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Department of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies.
IPOB insurgents subdued In the encounter with the insurgents, troops subdued their fighters with superior firepower, neutralising two of them and recovering three semi-automatic pump action rifles and a locally fabricated single-barrel gun.
This development was made known on Friday, August 11, by Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations.
The statement partly reads: “Similarly, troops in conjunction with DSS same day (Thursday, August 10), arrested a notorious ESN Commander, Mr Ezege in a separate sting operation at Obinagu in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State. “The arrested ESN Commander recently threatened to unleash mayhem in Enugu state via his viral video and audio message circulated on some social media platforms. “He is currently in custody for further investigations.”


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