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Nigerian Troops Kill Suspected ESN Bomb Expert In Imo

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Troops of the Nigerian Army in collaboration with other security agencies have neutralized an Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), expert allegedly working for the security wing of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Eastern Security Network (ESN), in Orsu, Ihitteukwa, Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State.

The operation, according to a Facebook post by the Nigerian Army Headquarters which was obtained by The Eastern Updates, was carried out on Friday.

According to the post, troops comprising the Nigerian army, Navy, Air Force, Nigerian Police, Department of States Services, DSS and other security agencies were on a clearance operation around Udaah, Identa Ihitteukwa and Awo Idemili in Orsu Local Government Area of the state when they clashed with the assailants.

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The post stated that the criminal elements opened fire, lobbed hand held IEDs and launched locally made rockets (Ogbunigwe) at the advancing troops during the operation.

While the troops advanced, several IEDs were detonated by the terrorists who fled in disarray. One of the dissidents was neutralised, while connecting the explosive to its power source.

“Items recovered include locally made rocket launchers, defused IEDs, pipes, wires and other materials used in the production of explosives and locally made rocket launchers. The troops also covered several ditches used as obstacles on the roads linking the communities by the ESN elements.

“The Nigerian Army will continue to conduct its operations to deter the irredentist from freedom of action,” the statement added.

In another report, IPOB has sent a big warning to the Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Soludo to stop playing politics with security in the state.

This came even as as IPOB accused Soludo of being desperate for a second term, hence his decision to succumb to pressure from ‘Fulani hegemony’.

In a statement issued by its spokesman, Emma Powerful which was sent to The Eastern Updates on Thursday, IPOB lamented that the “nefarious activities of the Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen in Anambra State, especially within Dunukofia, Awka North, South, Orumba North, and South Local Government Areas is unbecoming.”

IPOB called on residents of Anambra State to rise and fight all forms of insecurity in the state.

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