Abia: Soldiers Raid IPOB/ESN Camps, Neutralize 2 Terrorists, While Others Took to Their Heels

Sequel to additional intelligence gathered in the aftermath of recent raid operations against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) conducted in Ihechiowa community of Arochukwu Local Government in Abia State.

Troops in collaboration with other security agencies, have intensified their operations by raiding and clearing IPOB/ESN camps in the Umudi Forest and Umuaku areas of Umunneochi Local Government Area (LGA) today.

The operations commenced with an offensive on the first terrorists' camp, where troops encountered resistance and in the firefight, troops neutralized two terrorists, while others took to their heels having been overwhelmed by superior firepower. 

The terrorists' camp was subsequently destroyed. Further operations led to the destruction of a shrine and another camp, with several items recovered from the sites.

Items recovered include: One AK-47 rifle with a magazine containing 79 rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition, 15 Pump-action cartridges, Three Baofeng radios,  Two daggers, Five strike face plates, 16 phones, Five solar panel chargers,  Four power banks, A pair of OP 0 desert boots, Two Nigeria Police black belts, one camp has, a sum of two thousand Naira (N2,000),  One ATM card, Two voter’s cards, One national ID card, One NURTW card, Four wristwatches, A pair of knee guards, Six bags, Five phone batteries, and one torchlight

Others are  A nylon bag containing Cannabis Sativa, One umbrella, Five rings, One ornamental neck chain, Three wristbands, one IPOB beret, and a container of drugs. 

This operation marks a significant step in the ongoing effort to dismantle the operational capabilities of IPOB/ESN in the region. The security forces remain committed to restoring peace and order in Abia State and ensuring the safety of residents.

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