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Nigerian Troops Raid IPOB, ESN Camps In Ebonyi, Enugu (PHOTOS)

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Troops of 82 Division in conjunction with the Nigerian Air Force, Nigeria Police, and Department of State Services, DSS have raided camps of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and its militant wing, the Eastern Security Network, ESN in Ebonyi and Enugu State.

A statement issued on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, by the Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, said the operation took place on Monday in Amagu village Nkalaha community, Ishielu LGA of Ebonyi and Agubeji community in Enugu States.

The statement said the troops came in physical contact with the members of the secessionist group resulting in an exchange of fire.

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Onyema said in the encounter, the gallant troops neutralized some of the suspects while others took to their heels abandoning the camp.

The statement reads, “On the same date, troops on routine patrol in Agubeji community in Enugu State arrested a suspect, one Mr Martins Abogwu, for conniving with IPOB/ESN elements to unleash attacks on innocent citizens.

“The suspect, who claimed he is the Chief Security Officer of the community is assisting in the preliminary investigations that followed and have led troops to their camp, where a shallow grave containing 2 decomposing bodies were uncovered.

“One of the corpses has been identified as a member of the local vigilante, who was kidnapped about a month ago.

The troops recovered 102 rounds of 7.62mm special, 2 Pump Action guns, 5 locally made rifles, 1 roll of Detonator 27, quantity 24 Detonators, 33 electrical cables, quantity 12 of type 36 Hand Grenades, and 12 bags of substances suspected to be Marijuana.

“Other items recovered include, 3 Motorcycles, 2 Generators, 1 Water pumping machine, Military woodland camouflage, and Nigeria Police uniform”.

IPOB Debunks Police Report, ‘We don’t have a bomb making factory anywhere’

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Monday, December 18, 2022, denied having a bomb factory in Ebonyi State or anywhere in Southeast.

The Ebonyi State Police Command had said it recovered some improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, from the biggest bomb factory in the Southeast belonging to IPOB.

The police said the recovered IEDs were capable of causing colossal damage when detonated.

In a statement by its spokesman Emma Powerful, IPOB denied the allegation.

“We want to make it categorically clear that IPOB is innocent of this accusation…,” the group said.

It added that its unit, the Eastern Security Unit, ESN, has no faction.

“For record purposes, ESN and IPOB do not have any faction.

“IPOB members are individual persons living in their houses while ESN operatives are in the bushes protecting our land from terrorist herdsmen,” the group said.

Security agencies have repeatedly accused IPOB of being behind the carnage in the Southeast.

But the group maintains that its secessionist mission is non-violent.

‘Nnamdi Kanu is dying in DSS dungeon’ – IPOB Raises Alarm

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has raised the alarm over what it described as systematic killing of its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the DSS detention in Abuja.

The group claimed Kanu has heart problems and some mineral deficiencies which require specialists’ attention, adding the Federal Government had refused to release him as ordered by the courts.

In a statement on Saturday, December 17, 2022, by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group also alleged the government has prevented their ailing leader access to his personal physicians.

“Instead, they have resulted in patronizing roadside pharmacies for his drug, which we see as a systematic and gradual diminishing and killing of his life and final elimination method.

“Nigeria Government has deliberately planned to eliminate Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU, who is illegally detained in DSS solitary confinement. Mazi KANU is battling heart problems and some mineral deficiencies which require medical specialists’ attention, but the Nigeria Government have refused to release him as Nigeria Courts ordered nor have they allowed him access to his personal physicians. Instead, they have resulted in patronizing roadside pharmacies for his drug, which we see as a systematic and gradual diminishing and killing of his life and final elimination method.”

“A few days ago, IPOB Legal team members and a brother of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu visited him in the DSS custody where he informed them that DSS agents have not given him his prescription drugs for 9 days and more. Moreso, DSS hasn’t given him food for some days, claiming that they don’t have money for his food and drugs.

“We, the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), therefore, call on the Nigeria government to release Mazi MAZI NNAMDI KANU immediately if they can’t afford his medications and food. IPOB is more than capable to provide for our Leader the best medical services in the world and can give him any food of his choice but it is their responsibility to ensure that he feeds well with good medical attention because they are illegally renditioned him. IPOB will not take it lightly with them if anything untoward happens to him. They cannot succeed in breaking him down.

“We in IPOB understand the recent actions of DSS as a plot to systematically diminish and finally kill Mazi Nnamdi KANU by starving him of his drugs and food. But we wish to remind the Nigeria government and all who are remotely interested in Nigeria to bear in mind that IPOB and infact Biafrans will wage unending wars if anything untoward happens to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu This is not a threat but a promise that generations of Biafrans must keep even after Biafra Nation has been restored.”

Source: Daily Post

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