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Troops Raid IPOB Camps in Anambra West, South, Recover Arms, Arrest 9 Brigands

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Troops of 302 Regiment operating under 82 Division of the Nigerian Army in conjunction with Anambra Vigilante Group have destroyed camps belonging to fighters of the proscribed Indigenous people of Biafra and its Armed affiliate, the Eastern Security Network in Oroma and Umuewelum Anam in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State.

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Brig Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu Director Army Public Relations Officer made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday.

Some of the Items recovered
Some of the item recovered

He the ongoing clearance operations was part of the effort to ensure peace and security in South East Nigeria.

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He noted that the troops raided the identified camps on Sunday 23 July 2023, in an effort to curb the illicit activities of the fighters in the communities.

He also said during the raid operation, the troops recovered one AK 47 Rifle, one AKMS Rifle, three Lexus SUVs and two Motorcycles.

The troops also arrested eight brigands during the operation.

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“In a separate operation, troops also raided IPOB camp at Mmiata Anam in Anambra South, where the gallant 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.” He noted

The Nigerian Army enjoined 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.

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