Army Demolishes IPOB Hideout, Recovers Some Arms

The Nigerian Army demolished the hideout of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday, in Delta state.

The hideout located in a forest in Asaba was demolished during an operation by troops of the 6 Division.

A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, noted that the members of the group were overpowered by the troops in a fierce gun battle engagement.

The statement read, “In a sustained effort to rid Nigeria of criminality, troops of 63 Brigade Garrison under the auspices of 6 Division, Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services, have in an ongoing Clearance Operation, destroyed an enclave of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network at Asaba, Delta State, today Saturday 22 July 2023.

In the early hours of Saturday, the troops raided the fortified enclave positioned in the middle of a forested high ground. The troops overpowered the IPOB fighters in the exchange of fire that followed the encounter, compelling them to abandon their hideout in disarray.”

“The troops captured one of the fleeing fighters and recovered five AK 47 Rifles, three Pump Action Semi-Automatic Rifles, one G3 Rifle, and one single barrel gun. Other items recovered include Live Cartridges, Electric Saws, Machetes, an Axe, and an IPOB flag, ” the statement added.

He added that troops are searching the forest for fighters that fleed.

The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja commended the troops and other security agencies for their effort in the ongoing operations, urging them to sustain the momentum.

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