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Troops Raid ESN Camp In Ebonyi, Recover Arms

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Troops of Sector 2 (EBONYI) of the Joint Task Force South East Operation UDO KA in conjunction with personnel of NPF, DSS and NSCDC acting on credible intelligence yesterday, successfully conducted a raid operation on Camp allegedly belonging to the Eastern Security Network (ESN) located at Mgbalukwu in Inyimagu, Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

According to military authorities, during the operation, troops came in contact with the gunmen which resulted in the neutralization of one of their members while others fled into the nearby forests.

Items recovered include; One x AK-47 rifle, 2 x AK-47 magazines, 54 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and 3 x stolen Sienna buses.

The Force Commander Joint Task Force South Operation UDO KA, Major General HT Dada in a statement, appreciated the synergy among the troops and other security agencies.

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The army enjoined all law abiding citizens of South East to continually provide timely, reliable and credible information through the Force’s Emergency Line 193, using Option 2 to speak to a call centre representative.

In another report, the Defence Headquarters has declared that no fewer than 97 persons are wanted.

The wanted persons include terrorists and insurgents, among others, who are behind violent crimes in the country.

They also include a factional leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Simon Ekpa.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Edward Buba confirmed the names and pictures of the people who declared they wanted to be our correspondent on Friday.

The names and pictures contained terrorists from the North East and North West as well as insurgents in the South-East and North Central.

A total of 43 persons were declared wanted in North West Zone ravaged by banditry, among which are:

Alhaji Shingi; Malindi Yakubu; Boka ; Dogo Gide; Halilu Sububu; Ado Aliero ; Bello Turji; Dan Bokkolo; Labi Yadi ; Nagala; Saidu Idris; Kachalla Rugga and Sani Gurgu.

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