Soldiers, DSS Destroy IPOB Hideout, Recover Arms In Delta


By Adadareporters

Operatives of the Nigerian Army, Saturday, said they destroyed a hideout of the Indigenous People of Biafra in Delta State.

The operation was carried out by troops of the 63 Brigade Garrison under the auspices of the 6 Division, Nigerian Army in conjunction with operatives of the Department of State Services.

It was gathered that an alleged IPOB member was captured during the operation. The troops also recovered firearms during the raid on the hideout, military sources said.

The director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, stated this via the army Twitter page.

He said the clearance operation was at an enclave located in the middle of a forested high ground in the early hours of July 22.

The statement read in part, “The gallant troops overpowered the IPOB fighters in the exchange of fire that followed the encounter, compelling them to abandon their hideout in disarray.

“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. The troops have destroyed the enclave and are exploiting the forest in pursuit of the fleeing fighters.”

Credit: Twitter|HQNigerianArmy

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