Six soldiers are killed when the army raids the IPOB camp in Abia.

Six soldiers are killed when the army raids the IPOB camp in Abia.Six people were killed in a raid by the Nigerian Army on an Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) camp in the Igboro Forest of Abia State, according to Punch Newspapers.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

The operation, named Operation UDO KA, was a response to the recent killing of soldiers in Aba, with the Army seeking to apprehend those responsible.

The raid took place on Saturday and was part of a broader effort to address the surge in violence attributed to IPOB and its affiliate, the Eastern Security Network (ESN). According to the Army’s statement, the operation was intelligence-led and encountered Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) along the axis of advance. Despite this, the troops managed to subdue the IPOB group in a firefight.

During the operation, one soldier sustained minor injuries from an IED fragment. However, the Army’s superior firepower led to the neutralization of six members of the group, while others reportedly escaped with gunshot wounds, as indicated by blood stains along their escape routes.

The troops recovered various weapons, including three locally fabricated rocket-propelled grenade launchers, two locally fabricated artillery guns with tripods, and bombs. Additionally, Dane guns, Biafran flags, and vehicles were found and subsequently destroyed, along with the camp itself.

The Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA has called on residents of Abia to continue providing credible and timely information to aid security forces in eliminating criminal elements in the state and the broader southeastern region.

Following the operation, the Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, increased the bounty placed on the killers of the soldiers from N25 million to N30 million. The state government has also pledged to work closely with security agencies to prevent such incidents from recurring.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>