The Nigerian Army has killed some suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) during a raid in Ebonyi state.
The incident reportedly occurred on Friday, October 29 during a gun battle between the security operatives and the gunmen.
The troops had launched an attack on the hideout of the alleged IPOB members within Ochokwu village in the Ikwo Local Government Area of the state during a clearance operation.
Items recovered from the gunmen included Biafran flags, AK-47 rifles, rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, magazines and others.
An unnamed source revealed to PRNigeria that the gunmen have been residing in the camp for some time.
“We exchanged fire with the gunmen. They subdued the IPOB militants.”
The officers were part of the security personnel of a campaign rally ahead of Anambra gubernatorial election holding on Saturday, November 6 2021.
In other news, the Nigerian Army has revealed that they have killed gunmen who murdered two operatives of the Department of State Service in Anambra on Friday, October 29.
Brig Gen Onyeama Nwachukwu, the army public relations officer revealed the elimination of the assailants on Saturday in a statement.
It will be recalled that unknown gunmen killed two security operatives during an attack on their convoy in Anambra State.
But Nwachukwu in an update said security operatives conducting Exercise Golden Dawn later neutralized the attackers.
He said: “The soldiers made contact with the fleeing gunmen, engaged them, and killed four. A number of weapons and items were recovered.
“These include two AK-47 Rifles, one GALIL Ace 5.56 x 45 Iwi Gun, one Avofeng Handheld radio and one Black Highlander jeep.”
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