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Army clears four IPOB/ESN camps in Imo state, recovers corpses


Troops of the Joint Task Force, South-East, known as Operation UDO KA II, have successfully cleared four camps belonging to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra and its armed associates, the Eastern Security Network, in Imo State, Nigeria.

The operation resulted in the death of two IPOB/ESN members, while four others were apprehended.

Lt.-Col. Jonah Unuakhalu, acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, issued a statement confirming this development.

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The cleared camps were situated in the communities of Ihube, Aku, and Umulolo in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State.

The operation, which took place on Sunday, October 1, 2023, encountered several Improvised Explosive Devices placed along the route to the camps.

Despite these obstacles, the superior firepower of the troops forced the group members to flee into nearby forests with gunshot wounds.

It was revealed that the camps had been used for heinous activities such as cannibalism, occult practices, and ritual killings, aimed at instilling fear in law-abiding citizens.

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Numerous fresh and old corpses were discovered during the clearing of the camps.

Additionally, the houses of two spiritual leaders and herbalists who fled were destroyed, and the shrine of the wanted terrorist Amobi Chinoso Okafor, also known as Temple, where human sacrifices were allegedly carried out, was demolished.

Items recovered from the camps included various denominations of the Biafra currency, a new power bike, four motorcycles, solar panels, POP cement, and a petroleum tanker believed to have been hijacked from Igbo owners trying to make a living.

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The Nigerian Army calls upon law-abiding citizens to provide timely, credible, and reliable information to help put an end to the menace of insecurity caused by the activities of terrorist groups in the South-East region.