Troops destroy IPOB/ESN enclave in Delta, recover arms, ammunition

Nigerian Troops in actions

The Nigeria Army, on Saturday, said troops under the auspices of 6 Division have destroyed an enclave of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB/Eastern Security Network, ESN, in Asaba, Delta State

Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations said the operation which took place on Saturday, led to exchange of fire, compelling them to abandon their hideout in disarray.

He said in the statement that the troops captured one of the fleeing fighters and recovered five AK-47 rifles, three Pump Action Semi Automatic rifles, one G3 rifle and one single barrel gun.

Other items recovered include live cartridges, electric saw, machetes, an axe and IPOB flag.

According to him, the troops have destroyed the enclave and are exploiting the forest in pursuit of the fleeing fighters.

He said the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja has commended the troops and other security agencies for their effort in the ongoing operations and has charged them to sustain the momentum to restore sanity in the region.

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