Army Solicits Timely Information to Decimate Dissident Groups

By Jennifer John

The Nigerian army has solicited the provision of timely information from Nigerians to enable it to continue successfully in its effort to decimate dissident groups in the country, especially in the South-East region.

This request was contained in a press release endorsed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.

He disclosed that troops of 34 Brigade in Imo State captured a cache of arms and ammunition, belonging to elements of the dissident group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN), after a gun duel at Amaifeke-Akata Road in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.

According to the press release, “The fire arms and ammunition were recovered during troops’ operations to clear separatists’ hideouts in the general area of Amaifeke – Akkatta road.

“Troops uncovered the weapons concealed in a black Toyota Camry, after they successfully surmounted ambushes staged by members of the outlawed dissident group, who, having been overpowered by the gallant troops, abandoned their vehicle and weapons in the heat of the combat and fled the scene”.

The press release added that, after a thorough search, the troops recovered ten Pump Action Shotguns, seven locally fabricated guns, one locally made Revolver Pistol, eighty Live Cartridges, one Baofeng Radio and substance suspected to be gun powder, satchet of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and a Toyota Camry Saloon car.

It commended members of the public for their continued support to the military and other security agencies, as they protect the citizens from atrocious activities of the outlawed dissident groups, who in defiance of law and good order have annihilated innocent Ndigbo and other Nigerians, in their enforcement of an illegal sit at home order, foisted on the good people of the South East.

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