Nigeria Army dislodged IPOB from Anambra hideout – Nexus News
The Nigerian Army, yesterday revealed that troops of 82 Division forcefully chased the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN) from their place of hide in Anambra.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a press release, said the clearance operation took place on Monday at Orsumoghu, Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.
Nwachukwu noted that the group had serially launched attacks on harmless civilians and security targets from the hideout.
He stated that troops were met with strict resistance from the dissidents, as they closed in on their hideout during the operations along Imo-Anambra border communities.
According to him, the criminals were overpowered by the troops’ superior firepower, causing them to abandon their hideout.
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“After overrunning 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, SIM cards, a monitor and a laptop.
“One operational Hilux vehicle and various voodoo items were also recovered,”he added.
Nwachukwu stated that investigations had revealed that the hideout was used as the operational base of one Innocent Obieke (aka Double Lion).