Insecurity: Army raids IPOB camp in Abia, kill six

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The Authority of the Nigerian Army stated that its troops of Operation UDO KA conducted a raid on an Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) camp located in Igboro Forest in Abia State on Saturday to apprehend the killers of five soldiers at Obikabia junction in Aba last week.

According to a statement posted on X by the NA on Sunday, the raid was carried out as the troops engaged in a fierce battle with the IPOB, resulting in the deaths of six IPOB members.

“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 disclosed that during the operation, the troops engaged the IPOB group in a firefight, resulting in the deaths of six members of the group.

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 reported to have recovered weapons, including three locally fabricated rocket-propelled grenade launchers, two locally fabricated artillery guns with tripods, and bombs.

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

In the statement, the Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA urged Abia residents to continue providing security forces with credible and timely information to aid in eliminating criminals in the state and the wider southeastern region.

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