Nigerian troops under Operation Udo Ka in the southeast region have raided an Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) terrorist camp in Mpu village in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, arresting five suspects.
This was disclosed by Major General Musa Danmadami, Director of Defence Media Operations, at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, May 18, 2023.
Major General Musa Danmadami, who was addressing journalists at the Defence Headquarters in the Nigerian capital, said on the same day, troops, while on patrol, made contact with suspected terrorists who mounted a roadblock along Ishiagu-Agwu road in the area.
”On sighting troops, the terrorists opened fire, and following a firefight, troops neutralized one of the terrorists while the other fled into the bush with gun shorts wound,” he said.
He added that during the same period, soldiers responded to kidnappers attacking motorists in Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu state. On sighting the troops,
He said the kidnappers fled into the bush with the kidnapped victims after sighting the troops.
However, he revealed that the troops pursued the criminals and rescued the four kidnapped civilians they had abducted earlier.
Major-General Danmadami further revealed that another raid was carried out in an IPOB hideout in Ohafia local government area of Abia state.
He said during the operation, troops arrested an IPOB member on the Nigerian Military security watch list.
He added that all recovered items from the camps, apprehended suspects, and rescued civilians had been handed over to the Nigeria Police Force for profiling and further action.
The senior officer urged Nigerians to continue supporting members of the Armed Forces and other security agencies in conducting various operations across the country.