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Troops Foil IPOB/ESN Attack In Imo, Ambush Insurgents As BH’ Surrenders With Wife In Zamfara

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Troops Foil IPOB/ESN Attack In Imo, Ambush Insurgents As BH’ Surrenders With Wife In Zamfara

Troops from the 34 Artillery Brigade, functioning within the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army’s Area of Responsibility, foiled an attacked by the Indigenous People of Biafra and their armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN), at their Forward Operating Base in Ukwuorji, along the Owerri – Onitsha expressway.

This is contained in a statement on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General, Onyema Nwachukwu.

According to the statement: “On the 20th of August, 2023, the irredentist fighters made an attempt to launch an attack on the troops. However, their efforts were in vain as they were met with superior firepower from the vigilant troops, leading to their defeat.

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“The troops neutralized one of the fighters, while 2 others were arrested, as others fled.

“Items recovered at the scene of the shootout, include one vehicle, one mobile phone, one machete, nine empty cases of expended 7.62 mm Special Ammunition and one empty case of expended 12.7mm Ammunition.

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“In another development, following troops’ aggressive combat operations against insurgents in the north east , one Boko Haram fighter alongside his wife surrendered to troops of 26 Task Force Brigade Garrison in Gwoza.

Items recovered from the terrorist, include one AK 47 Rifle and 10 Live rounds of 7.62 mm Special Ammunition.

“In a separate operation on 21 August 2023, troops of 1 Brigade Garrison, operating under 8 Division, Area of Responsibility, while acting on actionable Intelligence, ambushed insurgents who were on a mission to attack Bobo Village in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State. In a fierce fight with the insurgents, troops eliminated two of the criminals and recovered two AK 47 Rifles and four motorcycles,” the statement read.

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Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army enjoins all law abiding citizens to support its operations to enhance security across the country.

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