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Troops dislodged IPOB/ESN training camp, killed two wanted gunmen: Army

The army said it also destroyed a local factory for weapons fabrication by the outlawed group.

• May 21, 2022
Nigerians Soldiers
Nigeria Soldiers (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Nigerian Army troops of 34 Brigade, in conjunction with operatives of the State Security Service (SSS), have dislodged suspected gunmen belonging to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from their training camp in Imo.

In a statement on Saturday, army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, said the training camp, located at Okporo in Orlu Local Government Area, belongs to IPOB and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Mr Nwachukwu said the troops neutralised two notorious members of the group, who have been on the wanted list of security agencies during the gun battle at the camp on Friday.

He said the two wanted members of the dissident group had been terrorising the residents in the general area of Orlu, Orsu and Njaba.

The army spokesperson said the troops also destroyed the training shed and other facilities used by the separatists, including a shrine used by the members of the outlawed group for spiritual fortification.

According to him, a local factory for weapons fabrication was also discovered and destroyed.

“A search of the factory uncovered three Dane guns, one locally fabricated pistol, one live round of 7.62mm, one live cartridge, two used shells of 7.62mm (special) and objects suspected to be charms, among other dangerous weapons,” he said.


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