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Nigeria Army Confirm Troops Neutralize Four IPOB Members

BoomRadioNG | October 31, 2021

The Nigerian Army have said its troops neutralized four armed members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra who attacked security operatives in Anambra State on Friday.

According to a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the armed IPOB members attacked security operatives attached to Ekwulobia Roundabout in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State and fled.

He added the troops went after the fleeing gunmen and engaged them in a gun duel.

He however regretted that a security agent died.

The statement titled, ‘Troops neutralize IPOB/ESN gunmen’ states in part, “Troops of 82 Division of the Nigerian Army conducting Exercise  Golden Dawn have neutralised four gunmen of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra/Eastern Security Network in a fierce encounter at Nnobi Junction, Idemili South Local Government Area on Friday.


“This followed the assailants’ armed attack on personnel of security agencies deployed at Ekwulobia Roundabout in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, during which troops swiftly mobilized to the scene and subsequently embarked on a pursuit of the criminals along Nnewi – Nnobi Road.

“Troops made contact with the fleeing gunmen and engaged them in a fierce fight, neutralizing four of the criminals.”

He added that the troops also recovered two AK-47 rifles, one GALIL Ace 5.56 x 45 Iwi Gun, one Avofeng Handheld radio and one Black Highlander sport utility vehicle.




Ademola Adejuwon

Written by BoomRadioNG


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