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Troops of the Sector 1 of the Joint Task Force Southeast Operation UDO KA II in conjunction with the Department of State Security (DSS) Enugu State Command over the weekend conducted a raid operation to the camps of the suspected Indigenous People of Biafra and it’s armed affiliates the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Ugbakwa community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
During the raid operations, which took place yesterday, troops apprehended one Mr Chimezie Chukwu who is popularly known as Biggi, who is escaped from the Jos Prison Break.
According to a statement issued Sunday by the deputy director, Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Colonel Jonah Unuakhalu, for Joint Task Force
Operation UDO KA II, Biggi was also known to be a drug peddler, gunrunner and also specialized in armed robbery,
‘Items recovered from him include, six mobile phones, three mobile phones batteries, one Moniepoint POS and ATM card, two packs of substances suspected to be cannabis and the sum of One Hundred and Seven Thousand, Two Hundred and Eighty Naira only. Suspect and recovered items are in custody of the DSS for further investigation’, Unuakhalu said.
He added that, troops of Sector 4 deployed at Forward Operational Base in Okigwe, Imo State while on checkpoint duties spotted an identified IPOB/ESN member on a motorcycle.
The statement which was made available to The Eastern Updates said: ‘When ordered by the troops to halt and alight from the motorcycle, he took to his heels in order to escape arrest.
‘All efforts to stop him proved abortive forcing the troops to open fire and neutralized the suspect. Items recovered from him are, two live rounds of 7.62mm Special, One ITEL Mobile phone, One small bag containing charms, the sum of Two thousand three hundred naira only and One Qlink motorcycle’.
It continued that, troops of Sector 5 of Operation UDO KA II acting on credible intelligence also conducted a raid operations to suspected IPOB/ESN camps at Ogbunka in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
It disclosed that on arrival, the camp was already abandoned by the group.
‘However, troops recovered three abandoned Sport Utility Vehicles which are Two Toyota Highlander and One Mercedes Benz ML 350 efforts ongoing to identify the owners of the vehicles.
‘Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA II therefore, call on the law abiding and good citizens of the South-East region not to relent in providing timely, credible and reliable Information that will assist in ending this menace in the region’, Unuakhalu added.
He insisted that operation UDO KA II would continue combating crime and criminality in accordance with the extant rules and regulations guiding its operations.