|Army Eliminates IPOB ESN Fighters Who Killed DSS Officers In Anambra by Goodykeys(1): Sat 30, October, 2021|
The Nigerian Army has announced the extermination of Eastern Security Network (ESN) fighters commanded by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Anambra.
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, confirmed the deletion in a statement on Saturday.
In a fire battle Friday evening near Nnobi Junction in Idemili South Local Government, troops from the 82nd Division conducting Exercise GOLDEN DAWN neutralized ESN operatives.
Nwachukwu said the operation followed the attack on personnel of security agencies deployed at Ekwulobia Roundabout in Aguata Local Government Area.
News reported how the assailants ambushed, shot, and killed two Department of State Services (DSS) officers.
Nwachukwu recalled that after the attack, troops swiftly mobilized to the scene and embarked on the pursuit of the criminals along Nnewi – Nnobi road.
The soldiers made contact with the fleeing gunmen, engaged them and killed four. A number of weapons and items were recovered.
These include two AK-47 Rifles, one GALIL Ace 5.56 x 45 Iwi Gun, one Avofeng Handheld radio and one Black Highlander jeep.
Similarly, troops foiled another attack by IPOB ESN at Umunze checkpoint, in Orumba South Local Government Area.
The troops overwhelmed the secessionists in the shootout that ensued, forcing them to take to their heels.
The gang abandoned one Pump Action gun with nine cartridges, one dark blue Ford vehicle and four motorcycles.
The Nigerian Army condemned the attempt by IPOB ESN to instill fear “and sabotage forthcoming Anambra governorship election”.
“Members of the public are reassured that the Nigerian Army, sister services and other security agencies will not relent in confronting all criminals intents against the citizenry and national interest”, Nwachukwu added.
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