Nigeria security agencies have out an operation which resulted in the killing of seven operatives of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Rivers community.
Naija News reports that the security agents include operatives of the Nigerian Army, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The operation was confirmed in a statement to newsmen on Thursday night by the Nigerian Army.
According to the military, the operation which took place at about 6:15pm also resulted in the arrest of five ESN members.
The statement read: “6 Div in conjunction with Keystone, DSS and NSCDC led by Brigadier-General MD Danja conducted clearance/raid operations at suspected IPOB/ESN camp in Agbochia Forest along Pipelines Road Ogali/ Kom-Kom boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
“During the clearance/raid Operations, the team came in contact with the IPOB/ESN members. However, during the firefight, 7 IPOB/ESN members were neutralized and 5 suspects were arrested.
“Items recovered during the clearance/raid on IPOB/ESN camp included two AK 47 rifles, two G3 rifles, one locally made machine gun and one G3 magazine. Also recovered included three rounds of 7.62mm special, 10 rounds 7.62mm x 51mm NATO, one x cutlass, five Baofeng handheld radios with chargers, 10 black barretts.”
Source: Naija News