Troops destroy IPOB camps, recover weapons in Anambra

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By John Gabriel

Troops of the 302 Regiment operating under the 82 Division of the Nigeria Army, in conjunction with the 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.

Brigadier Onyema, Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations, in a statement, said the troops raided the identified camps on Sunday, July 23, 2023, in an effort to curb the illicit activities of the fighters in the communities, adding that during the operation, the troops recovered one AK 47-rifle, one AKMS rifle, three Lexus SUVs and two motorcycles.

According to the statement, the troops also arrested eight brigands during the operation.

In a separate operation, troops also raided IPOB camp at Mmiata Anam in Anambra South, and came in contact with the irredentist group and in the encounter, they neutralised one IPOB fighter, while another was captured alive, just as they also recovered one AK-47 rifle, one dane gun and police uniforms.

The Nigerian Army enjoined all law-abiding citizens, particularly the good and enterprising people of the South East to continue to support and cooperate with the troops and other security agencies in their effort to end the menace bedeviling the region.

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