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Troops gun down 6 IPOB/ESN militants in S/East, recover bombs [PICS]

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The Defence Headquarters on Thursday said it killed six insurgents of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) during its operations across Nigeria’s southeast region between 8th to 22nd September 2022.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Defence Headquarters made this disclosure during a press briefing at its Conference Room in Abuja.

Press briefing on September 22, 2022.

While two IPOB militants were killed at their camp in Orsumoghu forest in Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State, four were eliminated in operations conducted in Imo, Enugu State and Abia states at the insurgents’ hideouts and camps.

According to a statement by Major General Musa Danmadami, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Nigerian security operatives also recovered eight Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) among other exhibits.

“Troops in conjunction with other security agents have sustained the offensive and raid operation against the activities of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network criminal activities and other criminal elements in the zone,” the statement by Maj-Gen Danmadami said.

“Notably, on 17 September 2022, troops in a coordinate joint operation with the Nigerian Police and operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) conducted offensive operation at a identified criminal camp at Orsumoghu forest in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

“During the encounter troops neutralised two criminals and recovered four Improvised Explosive Devices, four locally fabricated RPGs, one pump action rifle, five dane guns, one short gun, one pistol, 34 rounds of 7.62mm special, five vehicles, seven motorcycles, among others.

“Troops also conducted operational activities in Imo, Enugu State and Abia States at criminal hideouts and camps.

“Consequently, from these operations, troops recovered four Improvised Explosive Devices, four locally fabricated RPGs, one pump action rifle, one pistols, one AK47 rifles, 10 motorcycles, 50 rounds of 7.62mm special and seven dane guns among others.

“Troops also arrested five suspected criminals and neutralized four.

“All recovered items, and arrested criminals were handed over to relevant authority for further action.”

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  1. They are not IPOB/ESN operatives. They are gunmen hired by the wicked to kill and maim as we see and hear everyday in South East. They are hiding under the cloak of IPOB/ESN.

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