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JUST IN: Nigerian Soldiers kill 7 ESN operatives, capture 5 in Rivers State

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The Nigeria Army has announced the death of seven members of the Eastern Security Network, a branch of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB after a shoot-out with troops.

According to Military Spokesman, Brigadier-Genera Mohammed Yerima, the suspects were killed during a raid on their hideout in Agbomchia Forest.

“Troops of 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt and 29 Battalion in conjunction with operatives of Nigerian Police, DSS, and NSCDC on Thursday, 27 May 2021, conducted a Clearance/Raid Operation at suspected IPOB/ESN enclaves at Agbomchia Forest along Pipeline Road Ogali/Komkom Boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo LGA’s of Rivers State,” a statement signed by army spokesman, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima said on Saturday.”

“In the fire fight that ensued during the Clearance/Raid Operation, 7 IPOB/ESN members were neutralised while 5 suspects arrested.”

“Various items belonging to the criminals including arms and ammunition were also recovered by the security forces. The camp was promptly destroyed while suspects and corpses were handed over to the Police for further actions. There was no casualty on own troops and other security operatives as they have returned back to base in high morale.”

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