Accordingly, troops conducted operational activities in Orsu, Oguta Local Government Areas of Imo State as well as Ihiala and Idemili North Local Government Areas of Anambra State and also Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that security operatives killed seven militants of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Nigeria’s southeast region between August 25 and September 8, 2022.
While troops killed two IPOB members at Idemiri on August 29, men of the Imo State Police Command neutralised five IPOB gunmen at Izombe in a gun battle days earlier.
“The military and other security agencies have sustained the momentum in the fight against the illegal activities of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other criminalities within the zone,” the statement by Major-General Danmadami reads.
“Accordingly, troops conducted operational activities in Orsu, Oguta Local Government Areas of Imo State as well as Ihiala and Idemili North Local Government Areas of Anambra State and also Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State.
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“Notably, on 29 August 2022, troops on fighting patrol came in contact with suspected Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network criminal at Idemiri in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State during the encounter two of the criminals were neutralised while others fled with gunshot wounds.
“In another development, the Imo State Police raided the Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network criminal camp at Izombe in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State. The hoodlums engaged the Police in a gun duel but were overpowered.
“During the operation, five Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network criminals were neutralised while three pump action guns, two locally made double barrels guns, four locally-made pistols, four Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), and other weapons and assorted ammunition as well as military and police uniforms, large quantities of assorted hard drugs among others were recovered from the suspected criminals.
“All recovered items were handed over to the relevant authority for further action.”
See some photos from the Press briefing by Directorate of Defence media operations on Armed Forces of Nigeria’s military operations held at Defence headquarters new conference room on 8 September 2022 below: