Security Forces Kill Seven Suspected IPOB/ESN Terrorists In Anambra
The onslaught against the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) terrorists in various parts of Anambra State has yielded results as joint security forces raided identified hideouts and neutralized seven terrorists.
In the early hours of Wednesday, the Police operatives attached to Rapid Response Squad, Akwuzu, on a rescue operation, stormed a camp at Ifite, Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area of the State and killed two of the gunmen.
A black Lexus SUV and Police and Military uniforms were recovered.
In another development, joint security forces accosted a deadly gang of five operating on motorbikes suspected to be members of IPOB/ESN, in a village, Akwaihedi, Nnewi South, a border town between Imo and Anambra State, at about 3:00 pm on Wednesday.
The hoodlums, who were said to have been en route to Anambra for a planned attack, were killed in a gun battle.
Two rocket launchers, four Ak47 rifles, one automatic pump action, four magazines eight live ammunition, Police berets, charms, and other incriminating items were recovered.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, has asserted that the battle against the insurgents in the State is focused and will remain sustained until such a time security stability is fully restored in the State.
“We want to state categorically that the synergy of Police, Military, other security agencies, and vigilantes has helped immensely in the tackle and fight against the insurgents in the State. For us, this is a big positive one that happened to avert a major planned attack in the State. I urge everyone to cue in and continue to support the security agencies and the State government to bring security stability to the State,” he said.
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