Nigerian Army kills four IPOB terrorists in firefight
Nigerian Army’s 82 Division killed four terrorists belonging to the banned terror group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in a firefight at Nnobi in Anambra State.
The troops were participating in the field exercise “Golden Dawn” in south east Nigeria and a quick reaction force was deployed after intelligence reported that terrorists were operating at the Nnobi Junction, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra, on Friday. On getting to the scene the troops overpowered the terrorists and recovered native charms, two AK-47 rifles, one Galil Ace 5.56 x 45 Iwi gun, one Avofeng Hand held radio and one black Highlander jeep.
Nigerian Army spokesman, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
Nwachukwu also disclosed that the troops had in another operation, foiled another attack by IPOB/ESN gunmen at Umunze checkpoint, in Orumba South Local Government Area of the state.
He said the vigilant troops overwhelmed the attackers in the shootout that ensued, forcing them to take to their heels, abandoning, one pump action gun with nine cartridges, a Ford vehicle and four motorcycles.
The one star general also pointed out that increased terror attacks in the south east was to instil fear in the people in the region especially voters in the Anambra State governorship election to be held on November 6.
“Members of the public are reassured that the Nigerian army, sister services and other security agencies will not relent in resolutely confronting all criminals intents against the citizenry and national interest.
“Law abiding citizens are enjoined to continue to go about their daily activities without any fear.
“They are also encouraged to report any unusual activity observed across Anambra State to the nearest security post,” he said.
Source NAN Nigerian Army
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