IPOB/ESN: 7 killed, 5 arrested, 2 AK7, 2 G3 rifles and others arms recovered in Rivers State

IPOB/ESN: 7 killed, 5 arrested, 2 AK7, 2 G3 rifles and others arms recovered in Rivers State
Nigeria Troops of 6 Division in conjunction with DSS and NSCDC led by Brig Gen MD DANJA conducted clearance/raid operations at suspected IPOB/ESN camp in Agbochia Forest along Pipelines Road  Ogali/ Kom-Kom.

Matters Arising learnt that, Security Forces conducted a sting operation at unknown gunmen camp in Agbochia Forest boundary btw Eleme and Oyigbo LGAs in Rivers State.

Not less than 7 killed, 5 arrested then 2 AK-47 assault rifles, 2 G3 rifles, one locally made machine gun were recovered.

IPOB/ESN: 7 killed, 5 arrested, 2 AK7, 2 G3 rifles and others arms recovered in Rivers State
Recovered rifles

Nigerian Army says it has killed seven operatives of the Eastern Security Network in Rivers community.

The army also said that it arrested five of the operatives while arms and ammunition were recovered from them.

According to statement army made available to newsmen on Thursday night said the operation took place at about 6:15 pm.

IPOB/ESN: 7 killed, 5 arrested, 2 AK7, 2 G3 rifles and others arms recovered in Rivers State
Arrested suspect

The statement read: “6 Div in conjunction with Keystone, DSS and NSCDC led by Brig Gen MD DANJA conducted clearance/raid operations at suspected IPOB/ESN camp in Agbochia Forest along Pipelines Road Ogali/ Kom-Kom boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo LGA.

IPOB/ESN: 7 killed, 5 arrested, 2 AK7, 2 G3 rifles and others arms recovered in Rivers State
Recovered items

During the clearance/raid Operations, the team came in contact with the IPOB/ESN members. However, during the firefight, 7 x IPOB/ESN members were neutralized and 5 x suspects were arrested. Items recovered during the clearance/raid

Operations on IPOB/ESN camp included 2 x AK 47 rifles, 2 x G3 rifles, 1 x locally made machine gun and 1 x G3 magazine. Also include 3 x rounds of 7.62mm special,10 rounds 7.62mm x 51mm NATO, 1 x cutlass, 5 x Baofeng handheld radios with chargers, 10 x black Barrett’s.

IPOB/ESN: 7 killed, 5 arrested, 2 AK7, 2 G3 rifles and others arms recovered in Rivers State
Recovered items

1 x NAF Tag and rank of a LCPL, 13 x GD belts, 1 x locally made helmet with ESN inscription, 36 x assorted phones, 1 x NPF face cap, 5 x pieces of boots, 1 x camouflage T-shirt, 3 x backpack and other valuable documents were recovered. The camp was destroyed in-situ.

IPOB/ESN: 7 killed, 5 arrested, 2 AK7, 2 G3 rifles and others arms recovered in Rivers State
Recovered items

Meanwhile, the suspects and corpses havbeen handed over to Rivers State Commissioner of Police for further investigation. No casualty recorded from own forces”.

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