Troops Neutralise 6 Terrorists In Abia Forest

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By CHARLES ONYEKWERE, ABAKILIKI

The troops of Joint Taskforce ‘Operation UDO KA’ has neutralised six members of Indigeneous People of Biafra, IPOB and its affiliate Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN) terrorist group in Igboro Forest in Arochukwu Local government Area of Abia State.

The clearance operation was conducted to apprehend the perpetuators of the attack on own troops (three out of five of those killed are from the South-East) at Aba on May 30 as well as to recover arms and ammunition from IPOB/ESN terrorist group.

The Taskforce Spokesman, Lt.-Col. Jonah Unuakhalu, said on Sunday in Enugu that the successful raid was conducted on June 8.

Unuakhalu noted that during the intelligence led operation, troops encountered Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) along its axis of advance and one soldier sustained minor injury from the fragment.

“The terrorists’ feeble firefight were adequately subdued with superior firepower that led to the neutralization of six members of the criminal terrorists group while others escaped into adjoining bushes with varying degrees of gunshot wounds as blood stains were seen along their escape routes.

“The gallant troops recovered three locally fabricated Rocket Propelled Grenade Launchers, two locally fabricated Artillery Guns with tripod and its bombs.

“Other items recovered included dane guns, Biafran flags as well as Toyota Tundra and Hilux vehicles that were burnt on the spot immediately.

“Also, all of their camps with different inscriptions were destroyed,” he said.

The spokesman said that the taskforce is calling on the good people of Abia to continue to cooperate with security agencies by giving credible and timely information that would help to annihilate the criminals in the state and entire South-East.

“Any information should be passed to Operation UDO KA by dialling 193 and press option 2 on your phone,” he added.

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