Nigerian Troops Raid, Destroy Alleged IPOB, ESN Supreme Headquarters In Anambra, Kill Scores, Recover Bombs, Biafra Flags, Uniforms

 

The Nigerian Army has announced the destruction of the alleged ‘Supreme Headquarters’ of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its militant wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN) at Mother Valley in Anambra State.

 

According to a statement signed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the feat was achieved through the combined security clearance operations led by Joint Task Force South East Operation UDO KA (OPUK).

 

Nwachukwu also revealed that scores of members of the IPOB/ESN members were killed in the operation that started on February 11, 2024, while a large cache of weapons, ammunition, bombs other items was recovered.

 

“… the combined JTF troops of NA, NN and NAF as well as personnel of NPF, DSS and NSCDC had cleared and liberated ORSU, EKE-UTUTU, TANGO ONE ORSUMORGHU, IHITEUKWA IHITTENANSA and LILU over the last 3 weeks.

 

“In continuation of the sustained operations, the JTF OPUK troops has today 7 March 2024 cleared and destroyed the notorious Supreme Headquarters of the terrorists Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate Eastern Security Network (ESN).

 

“The headquarters that serves as the last IPOB/ESN stronghold is located in the Mother Valley and spans Orsu and Ihiala LGAs of Imo and Anambra States respectively is about 5,000 feet below sea level. The well concealed and forested location affords the terrorists good cover from air surveillance.

 

“It also serves as their command and control centre and military council headquarters,” the statement said.

 

It, however, noted that during the operation, the gallant troops encountered, detonated and recovered many command Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and various types of obstacles which were cleared by the determined troops.

 

“The troops also came in contact with the terrorists but were subdued with superior fire power with many neutralized while others with varying degrees of gunshot wounds fled into the bush. Thus, all Ndi-Imo and Ndi-Anambra are requested to report any strange face in their communities to OPUK by dialing Emergency Line 193 and Press 2 from their phones.

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