On Monday, troops from Exercise Golden Dawn III, alongside the Nigerian Navy, the Nigerian Police Force, and local vigilante operatives, conducted a raid on the camps of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliates, the Eastern Security Network, in the Orsumoghu general area of Anambra State.
The Nigerian Army in a statement on its verified X handle on Tuesday, said one of the terrorists was neutralised while others escaped with gunshot injuries.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the troops had, during the raid, cleared and destroyed IPOB/ESN camps.
“One of the terrorists was neutralised while others escaped with gunshot wounds and one pump action rifle was recovered,” the statement read in part.
In the same vein, troops on patrol along the Orsumoghu-Ukpor road in the Ihiala Local Government Area of the state were said to have come in contact with the “irredentist”.
“However, due to superior firepower, the criminals were forced to abandon their location. Items recovered include 27 rounds of 7.62 x 51mm ammunition, 3 locally made hand grenades, 2 handheld radios, one pair of NPF uniforms and a fragmental jacket and charms.
“It could be recalled that Exercise Golden Dawn III was recently flagged off in the South East region to complement the security architecture of the region during and after the yuletide period.
“The General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Hassan Taiwo Dada, therefore wishes to enjoin members of the public to support the Nigerian Army and other security agencies with credible information through the Emergency Telephone Line, 193, to enhance the fight against terrorism and other criminal activities,” the statement read in part.