The Nigerian Army has said that its troops of 302 Regiment operating under 82 Division in conjunction with the Anambra State Vigilante Group on Sunday raided and destroyed camps gbelonging to fighters of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed group, the Eastern Security Network in Oroma and Umuewelum Anam in the Anambra West Local Government Area of the state.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, added that during the raid operation, the troops arrested eight brigands and recovered one AK-47 Rifle, one AKMS Rifle, three Lexus SUVs and two Motorcycles.
He noted that in a separate operation, troops also raided IPOB camp at Mmiata Anam in Anambra South Local Government Area of the state where “the troops came in contact with the irredentist group and in the encounter, neutralized one IPOB fighter, while another was captured alive. The troops also recovered one AK-47 Rifle, one dane gun and police uniforms.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to enjoin all law abiding citizens and particularly the good and enterprising people of the South East to continue to support and cooperate with the troops and other security agencies in their effort to end the menace bedeviling the region,” Nwachukwu stated.