…RECOVERS ARTILLERY GUNS
A sting joint operations by troops of the 82 Division Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police have neutralized three combatants of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN) in a fierce encounter that ensued during a clearance operation in the early hours of Monday, 18th September 2023 at Igboro Forest, between Arochukwu and Ohafia Local Government Areas of Abia state.
The camps were uncovered, after several weeks of credible surveillance revealed that IPOB/ESN were using the forest as a combat training ground for their members and as a base for planning and launching attacks on targeted civilians, security operatives, and government facilities in the state.
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement in Abuja on Monday disclosed that the following offensive weapons were recovered from the criminals One improvised 16 Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) Gun mounted on a vehicle, One improvised 12 MBRL Gun, One improvised 6 MBRL Gun, One AK 47 Rifle, One Dane Gun, six locally made Rocket Launchers, four Improvised Explosive Devices, five Fragmental Jackets, One Baofeng Radio, Military Camouflage Uniforms and several assorted charms.
On further exploiting the camp, the gallant troops recovered several weapons and ammunition, amongst others.
In a similar development, in the early hours of today, 18th September 2023, troops of 82 Division NA in synergy with the Nigerian Police Force, acted on credible intelligence and busted the IPOB/ESN hideout at Ezioha Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu state.