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Army troops raid terrorists’ camps in Imo, arrest four

By Oluyemi Ogunseyin
02 October 2023   |   3:43 pm
The Nigerian Army on Monday announced that its troops raided four terrorists' camps in Imo state where they recovered fresh and old corpses.

WAR ON TERROR, ANTI BANDITRY OPERATIONS: Gen Buratai Tours Command Engineering Depot Kaduna. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter handle of the Nigerian Army]

The Nigerian Army on Monday announced that its troops raided four terrorists’ camps in Imo State, where they recovered fresh and old corpses.

A statement signed by Lieutenant Colonel Jonah Unuakhalu for Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA II also disclosed that there was an exchange of firepower during the operation.

“Troops of the Joint Task Force South East Operation UDO KA II cleared four notorious camps of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and it’s armed affiliates, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), in Ihube, Aku and Umulolo in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State,” he said.

“During the clearance operation, troops encountered many Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) enroute the camps. However, due to superior firepower, the irredentist fled into neighbouring forests with Gun Shot Wounds.

“It was discovered that the camps were being used to perpetuate atrocities such as cannibalism, occultic practices and ritual killings to instil fears into the law-abiding citizens.

“These were evident from many fresh and old corpses discovered while clearing the entire camp. Also, the houses of the two spiritual leaders and herbalists (Dibias) that took to their heels were destroyed.”

Unuakhalu said that furthermore, the shrine of the wanted terrorist Amobi Chinoso Okafor, AKA Temple, where human sacrifices are being made, was destroyed.

The Joint Task Force neutralised two IPOB/ESN members and four of the criminals were arrested.

Items recovered from the camps include different denominations of Biafra currencies, one new power bike, four motorcycles and solar panels.

Others are POP cement and petroleum tankers suspected to have been hijacked by hard-working Igbo owners trying to make a living.

According to Unuakhalu, Operation UDO KA II will continue combating crime and criminality in accordance with the existing rules and regulations guiding its operations.

All law-abiding and good citizens of the South-East region have also been enjoined to act against these devilish terrorists by providing timely, credible and reliable information, which will lead to ending the menace of insecurity occasioned by the activities of the terrorist group in the region.

He also urged members of the public not to be victims of these sacrilegious criminals descrecrating Igboland.