JUST IN: Troops raid IPOB/ESN hideout in Anambra [PHOTOS]

The Nigerian Army on Monday recovered arms and other dangerous weapons during its latest operation against insurgents of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

In a statement by spokesperson Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, obtained by POLITICS NIGERIA, the Army said troops of 82 Division conducting clearance operations along Anambra/Imo States border communities on Monday dislodged a criminal hideout used by IPOB and its armed affiliate; Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Orsumoghu, Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State.

“The notorious groups have serially launched attacks on defenceless civilians and security targets from the hideout,” Army said.

“During the clearance operations along the border communities, troops were met with stiff resistance from the dissident elements, as they closed in on their enclave. They were overwhelmed by troops’ superior firepower, forcing them to abandon their hideout. After over running their camp, the gallant troops carried out further exploitation and recovered a cache of arms, comprising 22 Pump Action rifles, 19 Dane guns and 6 machetes. Other items recovered include assorted mobile phones, simcards, monitor and a laptop. One operational Hilux vehicle and various voodoo items and charms were also recovered.

“Investigations revealed that the hideout served as the operational base of one Innocent Obieke (aka Double Lion), who is said to be the head of the vigilante group in the area, but surreptitiously coordinates the criminal activities of IPOB/ESN in the area. The suspect is currently on the run, while troops have intensified operations to close in on him and his cohort.”

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  1. That is only were Our own army get power
    See terrorists are having a free day in the north upper level of taking over airport
    You cant see Nigeria army go near them
    Terrorists sack villages and kill at will
    There Nigeria army no were to be found
    But if it were south or middle belt
    There will rain bombs on innocent people
    May GOD deliver
    This country out of the hands of enemies.

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