Soldiers of the 82 Division Nigerian Army on Wednesday took over the camps of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network.
Army spokesman, Brigadier Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement explaining that the camps raided were located in Azia, Orsumoghu, Lilu Forest, Mbosi, and Uli in Ihiala and Orsu Local Government Areas of Anambra and Imo states respectively.
According to him, during the raid at IPOB camp, decomposing remains of murdered kidnapped victims were found
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He added, “The troops proceeded to clear Lilu Forest, where they were met with resistance from the outlawed group. The criminals were again overrun by the troops who effectively cleared Lilu Forest and the adjoining areas earlier occupied by the dissidents.
“During the clearance operations, the troops uncovered decomposing remains of kidnapped and murdered victims dumped in a deep well by members of the irredentist groups.
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“While conducting the operations, the unrelenting troops encountered and cleared four ambush sites along roads Orsumoghu-Mbosi – Ihiala-Uli, dislodging the irredentists from their criminal havens.
“The gallant troops neutralized one of the criminals, arrested three suspects and recovered one Pump Action Shotgun, two live Cartridges, two mobile phones, one black coloured Toyota Hilux Vehicle, a polythene bag containing substances suspected to be Cannabis and the sum of N1, 920,” Nwachukwu said.