Military, Navy kill 5 IPOB fighters in Imo

Military, Navy kill 5 IPOB fighters in Imo

Personnel of the Nigerian Military and the Nigerian Navy have killed 5 fighters of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra throughout a gun battle that occurred at Ejemekuru in Oguta Native Authorities Space of Imo State.

The encounter with IPOB’s fighters is coming a couple of days after a fierce gun duel between the troops and IPOB fighters occurred within the Orsu LG of the state.

The troops killed an IPOB fighter within the operation and recovered three Improvised Explosive Units, one Toyota Highlander SUV, one Hilux automobile, eight rounds of seven.62mm (Particular) ammunition, amongst others from their hideouts.

As contained in a press release issued by the Director, Military Public Relations, Maj. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu on Wednesday, the troops, in the course of the mixed operations, recovered one AK-47 rifle and two pump-action Semi-automatic rifles, amongst others.

The assertion learn, “In a profitable raid operation carried out into recognized IPOB/ESN camps on Tuesday 5 March 2024, mixed Nigerian Military and Nigerian Navy troops have neutralised 5 armed fighters in a firefight that ensued at Ejemekuru in Oguta Native Authorities Space of Imo State.

“On overpowering the Armed separatists’ resistance with overwhelming firepower, the gallant troops recovered a major cache of harmful weapons together with one AK-47 rifle, 2 Pump-action Semi-automatic rifles, one regionally fabricated gun, 2 magazines, and three rounds of seven.62mm Particular ammunition. The troops additionally recovered 2 motorbikes, 2 cellular handsets, and a Camouflage jungle hat.”

Onyema additionally stated that 15 kidnapped victims in counter-insurgency operations carried out within the North West have been rescued.

“In one other operation similar day, troops deployed for counter-insurgency operations in North West Nigeria efficiently rescued 15 kidnap victims in Tsohuwar Tasha space of Kaura Namoda Native Authorities Space of Zamfara State.

“The vigilant troops responded swiftly to a misery name and instantly mobilised to the scene of the incident the place they engaged the abductors in a shootout, overpowering and compelling them to desert their victims, as they scampered into the forest. All abductees have been rescued unhurt.”

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