Army Raids IPOB Camp In Abia, Slain Six

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The Nigerian Army has confirmed that its troops from Operation UDO KA raided an Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) camp in Igboro Forest, Abia State on Saturday to catch the killers of the five soldiers at Obikabia intersection in Aba last week.

The development was made known in a statement issued on X by the NA on Sunday, noting that the raid occurred while troops were involved in a hard combat with the IPOB, which resulted in the deaths of six IPOB militants.

“In order to apprehend the perpetrators of the attack on our troops (three out of those killed are from the SE) at Aba last week, as well as to recover arms and ammunition from the Indigenous People of Biafra and its affiliate Eastern Security Network terrorist group, troops of Operation UDO KA conducted another successful clearance/raid operation to the IPOB/ESN Camp in Igboro Forest in Arochukwu LGA of Abia State yesterday.”

The statement revealed that during the operation, the forces engaged the IPOB group in a shootout, killing six members of the gang.

It added, “During the intelligence-led operation, troops encountered improvised explosive devices along the axis of advance, and one soldier sustained a minor injury from the fragment.

“The terrorists’ feeble firefight was adequately subdued with superior firepower, which led to the neutralization of six members of the criminal terrorist group while others escaped into adjoining bushes with varying degrees of gunshot wounds as blood stains were seen along their escape routes.”

The soldiers were also said to have found weapons, including three locally made rocket-propelled grenade launchers, two locally made artillery guns with tripods, and bombs.

Additionally, recovered Dane guns, Biafran flags, and vehicles were claimed to have been burned, and the camp itself was demolished.

In the statement, the Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA asked Abia communities to continue providing credible and timely information to security personnel in order to help eliminate criminals in the state and the southeastern region.

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