Update on Troops’ Clearance Operations in Abia State

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In response to recent intelligence reports following raid operations against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), troops, in conjunction with other security agencies, have intensified their efforts in Abia State.

The latest operations focused on the Umudi Forest and Umuaku areas of Umunneochi Local Government Area (LGA).

The operations began with an assault on a terrorists’ camp where troops faced resistance. During the ensuing firefight, two terrorists were neutralized, while the remaining militants fled. The camp was subsequently destroyed. Additional operations led to the dismantling of a shrine and another camp, yielding numerous items.

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Recovered items include:
– One AK-47 rifle with a magazine containing 79 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition
– 15 pump-action cartridges
– Three Baofeng radios
– Two daggers
– Five strike face plates
– 16 phones
– Five solar panel chargers
– Four power banks
– A pair of desert boots
– Two Nigeria Police black belts
– One camp gas
– N2,000 in cash
– One ATM card
– Two voter’s cards
– One national ID card
– One NURTW card
– Four wristwatches
– A pair of knee guards
– Six bags
– Five phone batteries
– One torchlight
– A nylon bag containing Cannabis Sativa
– One umbrella
– Five rings
– One ornamental neck chain
– Three wristbands
– One IPOB beret
– A container of drugs

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This operation marks a significant stride in dismantling the operational capabilities of IPOB/ESN in the region. Security forces remain dedicated to restoring peace and order in Abia State and ensuring the safety of its residents.