Within the camp of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), teams of Nigerian police, the Nigerian military, and the 82nd Division of the Nigerian Army, Navy, and Air Force have found the bodies of two police officers who were abducted.
The discovery is a result of a raid on many IPOB/ESN camps in the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, specifically in the areas of Umulolo, Umukele, Amousu, and Agbobu.
In a statement released on Thursday, the army claimed that, despite facing multiple IEDs along the way, forces successfully attacked and destroyed the terrorist’s hideouts. They also sealed off and examined multiple buildings that the terrorists had utilised.
During the hunt, the troops found evidence of cannibalism, occult practices, and terrorist activity. An IED manufacturing facility that belonged to the terrorists was also destroyed by the military.
Along the Enugu-Port Harcourt road, the troops found the rank badges of two kidnapped policemen. Along with other Biafran symbols, we found counterfeit US dollars, T-shirts of the Biafran Liberation Army, and Biafran currency. Bags for military supplies, cables for IED explosions, and axes.
The burned remains of the two police officers who were killed were retrieved and their bodies were laid to rest after two suspects were apprehended.
Also, in Owerri Metropolis, night patrol troops foiled an abduction plot involving individuals suspected of being IPOB/ESN terrorists. After the soldiers and criminals got into a gun battle, the crooks had no choice but to leave the victim.
The terrorists’ car, along with one AK-47 and magazine, a G-3 with attached magazines, and other weapons, were retrieved by the men of the force.
Additionally, on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, Major General Hassan Taiwo Dada, the General Officer Commanding 82 Division Nigerian Army, paid a visit to the Isiuzo-Amufu community in Enugu State and spoke to the people at the village square in an effort to foster amicable relations between the civilian and military sectors and establish a harmonious society.
During his remarks, the GOC emphasised the importance of community cooperation and military assistance in ending regional and local insecurity. He promised the people that he would put an end to the conflict between herders and farmers, as well as the unrest among the region’s youth.
In a meeting with other local government agencies, the GOC emphasised the importance of continuing to work together and share intelligence with the military in order to make the town and the entire South East more secure.
Major General Dada was grateful for the accomplishments made thus far and acknowledged the outstanding cooperation of various security services.
He urged the residents of the Southeast to support the Emergency Line (*193) by pressing 2 and to consistently supply information that is timely, reliable, and credible.
As the Nigerian Army fulfils its constitutional duties within the bounds of legality, General Dada further pledges that it will keep the South-East region’s fine people and their property safe.