Soldiers kill IPOB fighter, recover Biafran uniform, explosives


Personnel of the Nigerian Army have killed an Indigenous People of Biafra’s fighter during a fierce gunbattle in the Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State.

The troops after overpowering the fighters conducted a clearance operation on their hideout.

According to a statement on Sunday by the Director, Army Public Relations, Maj. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the troops recovered three Improvised Explosive Devices and other arms and ammunition.

The statement read, “Nigerian Army troops have successfully cleared IPOB/ESN hideout at Ihiteukwa Community in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State, neutralising one IPOB/ESN Terrorist after an intense firefight on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

On overpowering the fighters, the gallant troops searched their hideout and recovered three IEDs, one Toyota Highlander SUV, one Hilux vehicle, eight rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, six rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, and one locally fabricated single barrel gun. Other items recovered from the terrorists’ hideout include a pair of proscribed Biafran uniforms, one solar panel, one CCTV camera, 10 mobile phones, batteries, a bundle of proscribed Biafran Currency, three solar street lights, three jungle hats, pairs of black boots and assorted charms.”

He also said troops encountered IPOB fighters in Abia state.

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