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Army foils IPOB-ESN attack in Imo, strikes bandits in Zamfara

The Boko Haram suspect and wife.

…as Boko Haram man, wife surrender

‘The troops also recovered 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 at the scene of the shootout.’

By Valentine Amanze

The Nigerian Army has foiled an attack by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN), on its Forward Operating Base at Ukwuorji, along Owerri – Onitsha expressway on August 20, 2023.

It disclosed that the troops of 34 Artillery Brigade, operating in 82 Division Nigerian Army, Area of Responsibility neutralized one of the fighters, while two others were arrested, as others fled during the encounter.

In a statement issued by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations,

the troops also recovered 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 at the scene of the shootout.

Also read: How troops neutralised 28 terrorists, apprehended 113 others, rescued 82 hostages

In a related development in the north east , one Boko Haram fighter and his wife surrendered to troops of 26 Task Force Brigade Garrison in Gwoza.

Items recovered from the terrorist, according to the Army, include one AK 47 fifle and 10 live rounds of 7.62 mm Special Ammunition.

In a separate operation on August 21, 2023, it stated that 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 Army stated.

Besides, it appealed to all law-abiding citizens to support its operations to enhance security across the country.

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