Combined troops of 63 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police and Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have neutralized two IPOB/ESN fighters and arrested five others after a fierce encounter at Fuji Junction general area in Asaba, Delta State, on Monday.
According to the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the team was responding to a distress call that the community was under attack by the terrorists.
“The terrorists succumbed to the overwhelming firepower of the troops, after two of their members fell in the firefight that ensued, while the survivors fled to their hideout around Okpanam River.
“The gallant troops, in pursuit of the fleeing criminal elements, successfully trailed them to their enclave in a house around Okpanam River, where they were nabbed,” he said.
The troops also recovered one AK 47 Rifle, one Pump Action Semi-Automatic Rifle, 15 Live Cartridges, one AK 47 Rifle Magazine, and a Baofeng Radio Receiver.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, has lauded the combined troops for their effort and urged them to sustain the synergy as they restore peace and tranquillity in the region.
Authorities are also appealing to members of the public to continue to cooperate with security agencies by providing actionable information to support their operations to tackle security challenges.
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