In a significant development, the Nigerian Army announced on Saturday that troops from the esteemed 6 Division have successfully obliterated a stronghold belonging to the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Asaba, Delta State.
In a statement released by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, it was revealed that a recent operation conducted on Saturday resulted in a fierce exchange of gunfire. The intensity of the confrontation forced the perpetrators to hastily flee their hideout, leaving behind a scene of chaos and disarray.
In an official statement, it was revealed that the troops successfully apprehended one of the escaping combatants, while also managing to seize a significant cache of weapons. The recovered arsenal includes five AK-47 rifles, three Pump Action Semi Automatic rifles, one G3 rifle, and one single-barrel gun, as confirmed by the aforementioned source.
In a recent development, a wide array of items has been successfully recovered by law enforcement authorities. Among the items seized are live cartridges, an electric saw, machetes, an axe, and a flag associated with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement.
In a recent statement, he revealed that the troops have successfully eradicated the enclave and are currently engaged in the utilization of the forest as they relentlessly pursue the escaping fighters.
In a recent statement, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff, expressed his commendation to the troops and other security agencies involved in the ongoing operations. He lauded their efforts and urged them to maintain the current momentum in order to restore order and stability in the region.
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