Troopers of the Nigerian Military within the ongoing seek for the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra and the Japanese Safety Community operatives have shot lifeless seven suspected members in a gun battle in a hideout between the Eleme and Oyigbo Native Authorities Areas of Rivers State.
SaharaReporters learnt that the troops of the 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt and 29 Battalion, together with police operatives, carried out the operation.
In line with the military in a launch, the conflict was on account of clearance and raid at suspected “IPOB/ESN enclaves at Agbomchia Forest alongside Pipeline Highway Ogali/Komkom Boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo LGA’s of Rivers State.”
The Director, Military Public Relations, Brig-Gen Mohammed Yerima, stated, “Troops of 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt and 29 Battalion together with operatives of Nigerian Police, DSS, and NSCDC on Thursday, 27 Might 2021, carried out a Clearance/Raid Operation at suspected IPOB/ESN enclaves at Agbomchia Forest alongside Pipeline Highway Ogali/Komkom Boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo LGA’s of Rivers State.
“Within the firefight that ensued in the course of the Clearance/Raid Operation, 7 IPOB/ESN members had been neutralised whereas 5 suspects arrested.
“Numerous gadgets belonging to the criminals, together with arms and ammunition, had been additionally recovered by the safety forces. The camp was promptly destroyed whereas suspects and corpses had been handed over to the Police for additional actions.
“There was no casualty on personal troops and different safety operatives as they’ve returned to base in excessive morale.
“The Nigerian Military urges members of the general public to at all times avail the troops with correct and well timed info that can assist in monitoring down and neutralise the so-called Unknown Gunmen (UGM) who’re terrorising the area.”
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