Nigerian troops have nabbed 20 members of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) over the homicide of troopers and civilians in Orlu, Imo State.
The joint operation concerned the Military, Air Drive and the Police.
A army intelligence officer instructed PRNigeria that the IPOB militia ambushed and killed the troopers on the escort of the Director Civil Affairs, Brigadier Basic H. E. Nzan.
Nzan and his group had been on inspection of the Civil-Army Undertaking at Nkwerre.
The attackers took away weapons and a automobile belonging to the troops.
The supply stated for the reason that starting of 2021, IPOB actions and demand for secession have adversely affected the safety scenario within the East.
“The actions of the weather have led to a rise in armed theft, automotive snatching, kidnapping, rape, assaults on civilians, police and army personnel on checkpoints and escort obligation.
“Recall that troops of 34 Brigade, with the Imo State Police Command, on January 22, 2021, carried out raids in Okporo/Ezenta and Akata axis of Orlu Native Authorities Space to get well the corpse of a police officer killed by IPOB.
“Throughout the raids, one IPOB member was killed and a automobile (SUV) was recovered. Varied IPOB coaching camps had been additionally found and destroyed.”
Final Wednesday, an operation was carried out in a forest near Lilu village in Ihiala Basic Space of Anambra State by mixed troops of the Military, Air Drive and the Police.
Some IPOB camps had been destroyed, whereas its militia was suspected to have escaped with their lifeless colleagues and ranging levels of gunshot wounds.
Gadgets and tools recovered included AK-47 rifles, locally-made pistols, Dane weapons, ammunition, IPOB flags, water pumping machine, army fragmental jackets, cellular handsets, amongst others.
The suspects arrested and objects recovered had been handed over to the Police headquarters in Owerri.
Barely two weeks in the past, safety forces stormed a retailer linked to IPOB in Ebonyi State. A number of arms and ammunition had been discovered.