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Troops Disband IPOB, ESN Camps, Seize Weapons

A raid carried out by the Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA has led to the disruption of a well-known camp linked to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed faction, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), in Imo State.

Lt.-Col. Jonah Unuakhalu, the spokesperson for the operation, yesterday in a statement stated that the troops encountered the fleeing criminals, some of whom sustained gunshot wounds and unearthed some shallow graves during the clearance operation.

The spokesperson further provided additional details, elaborating on the various items that were recovered from the site during the operation.

“The operation, carried out between Thursday and Friday, resulted in the retrieval of three Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) bomb, a motorcycle, seven Baofeng radios, traditional artifacts, a foreign ATM card, two SIM cards, two voter’s cards, license plates of stolen vehicles, and a toolbox.”

The Force Commander assured citizens of the South-East of the Nigerian Army’s determination to maintain peace in the area.

“Troops further encountered and detonated some of the planted IEDs meant to hinder troops’ movements,” he said.