Nigerian Army K!lls Six Alleged IPOB Members During Gun Battle, Recovers Bombs, RPG Launchers, Others In Abia

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This was disclosed in a statement issued by the military on Sunday morning, adding that the attack was in response to the recent killing of military personnel in the Southeast region.

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of six persons alleged to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and its affiliate Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN) during a gun battle on Saturday in Abia State.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the military on Sunday morning, adding that the attack was in response to the recent killing of military personnel in the Southeast region.

The statement added that the military also encountered Improvised Explosive Devices on their way to attack the IPOB camp and one soldier was injured by the fragments.

The statement reads: “In order to apprehend the perpetuators of the attack on own troops (3 out of those killed are from the SE) at Aba last week as well as to recover arms and ammunition from the Indigenous People of Biafra and its affiliate Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN) terrorist group, troops of Operation UDO KA conducted another successful clearance/raid operations to the IPOB/ESN Camp in Igboro Forest in Arochukwu LGA of Abia State yesterday.

“During the intelligence-led operation, troops encountered Improvised Explosive Devices along its axis of advance and one soldier sustained minor injury from the fragment.

“The terrorists’ feeble firefight were adequately subdued with superior firepower that led to the neutralization of 6 members of the criminal terrorists group while others escaped into adjoining bushes with varying degrees of gunshot wounds as blood stains were seen along their escape routes.

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“The gallant troops recovered three locally fabricated Rocket Propelled Grenade launchers, two locally fabricated Artillery gun with tripod and its bombs. Other items recovered include dane guns, Biafran flags as well as Toyota Tundra and Hilux vehicles that were burnt insitu. Also all of their camps with different inscriptions were destroyed. 

“The Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA is calling on the good people of Abia to continue to cooperate with security agencies by giving credible and timely information that will help to annihilate the criminals in the State and the whole of South East Nigeria.”


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