Nigerian forces kill IPOB/ESN fighters in Rivers, capture others
Seven fighters of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) backed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been killed by troops of the Nigerian Army 6 Division and other security agencies in Rivers state.
It was gathered that the Nigerian forces raided their camp in Agbochia Forest in the boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo Local Government Areas of Rivers.
The troops, led by Brigadier General MD Danja also arrested five other armed IPOB militants.
The joint security team comprising men of the Nigeria Police, operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) engaged the IPOB members in a gun battle during the raid.
An intelligence officer involved in the operation told PRNigeria that the troops did not record any casualty on their side.
“Items recovered during the clearance/raid Operations on IPOB/ESN camp included AK 47 rifles, G3 rifles, locally made machine gun and G3 magazine. Also, include rounds of ammunitions, Baofeng handheld radios with chargers, Black Barrett’s, NAF Tag and rank of an LCPL, GD belts, locally made helmet with ESN inscription, assorted phones, NPF face cap, pieces of boots, camouflage T-shirt, backpack and other valuable documents.
“Reportedly, the camp was destroyed in-situ. Meanwhile, the suspects and corpses have been handed over to Rivers State Commissioner of Police for further investigation,” the source said.
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