The joint security forces made up of Troops of 302 Regiment of the Nigerian Army (NA), operatives of the Nigerian Navy (NN), Department of State Services, DSS, and the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, have dislodged camps belonging to Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and Eastern Security Network (ESN).
The camps were largely located at Idara Nnebo, Ihe Mbosi villages and Ukpor in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
During the operation conducted in the early hours of Saturday 25, June, the troops cleared IPOB fire positions and Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs to dislodge the criminals from their hideouts.
It was gathered that during the operations, the troops recovered two AK-47 rifles, three magazines with five rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition, two pump action rifles and one locally fabricated gun.
Other items include three power generators, among others.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General, Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on Sunday, explained that troops of 103 Battalion conducted a raid operation on IPOB and ESN camp at Nkwere Inyi Forest in Oji River Local Government of Enugu State.
Nwachukwu stated that the encounter forced the criminals to flee in disarray, while troops recovered one Lexus and a Toyota Highlander SUV suspected to have been snatched by the criminals.
“Other items recovered include two motorcycles, one double barrel gun and seven live cartridges.
“Members of the public are enjoined to continue to support troops with credible information on the activities of the criminal elements in the region.” The statement said.