Troops of the Nigerian Army on Sunday, July 23, 2023, raided camps of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Anambra State, and arrested nine suspected criminals.
The troops also recovered weapons during the “clearance operations.”
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu stated this in a statement issued on Monday evening.
He explained that one of those captured during the operations was an IPOB fighter while eight were brigands.
He said troops, aided by vigilantes, destroyed identified IPOB hideouts and recovered several weapons.
“In the ongoing clearance operations to ensure peace and security in South East Nigeria, troops of 302 Regiment operating under 82 Division of the Nigerian Army in conjunction with Anambra Vigilante Group have destroyed camps belonging to fighters of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra and its Armed affiliate, the Eastern Security Network in Oroma and Umuewelum Anam in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State. The troops raided the identified camps on Sunday 23 July 2023, in an effort to curb the illicit activities of the fighters in the communities,” the statement reads.
“During the raid operation, the troops recovered one AK 47 Rifle, one AKMS Rifle, three Lexus SUVs, and two Motorcycles. The troops also arrested eight brigands during the operation.
“In a separate operation, troops also raided IPOB camp at Mmiata Anam in Anambra South, where the gallant troops came in contact with the irredentist group and in the encounter, neutralized one IPOB fighter, while another was captured alive. The troops also recovered one AK 47 Rifle, one Dane gun, and police uniforms.”
TROOPS RAID IPOB CAMPS IN ANAMBRA WEST, SOUTH, RECOVER ARMS, ARREST NINE BRIGANDS
In the ongoing clearance operations to ensure peace and security in South East Nigeria, troops of 302 Regiment operating under 82 Division of the Nigerian Army in conjunction with Anambra Vigilante… pic.twitter.com/dViYdg7Fcr
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) July 24, 2023
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