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Soldiers arrest fleeing IPOB members

Troops of the Nigerian Military have arrested two members of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, specifically Ifeanyi Godwin and Uche Onuoha, in Anambra State.

The 2 suspects had been intercepted in an SUV close to Umunze, Orumba South Native Authorities Space, with amongst different weapons, two pump motion rifles and 41 rounds of ammunition.

In accordance with a report by the Nigerian Military on X.com on Wednesday, Onuoha and Godwin had been on the Nigerian police’s wished record since 2023.

The navy mentioned: “In Anambra State, patrol troops have efficiently intercepted and arrested two suspected IPOB/ESN members, recognized as Ifeanyi Godwin and Uche Onuoha, in a Toyota Highlander SUV, close to Umunze, Orumba South LGA.

“The suspects had been present in possession of two pump motion rifles, 41 rounds of ammunition, a transportable communication radio and fetish objects. Additional investigation revealed that they had been concerned in prison actions and so they have been on the Nigeria Police Wished record since 2023.

“Preliminary investigations have additional revealed that Ifeanyi Godwin allegedly owns a resort acquired from kidnap proceeds and is getting used as a base for IPOB/ESN.”

In accordance with the navy, troops additionally raided the house of a kidnap chief, Bello Chinjdawoje, in Ibadan and seized two AK-47 rifles.

“Equally, troops in Oyo State, performing on dependable info, raided the residence of a suspected kidnap kingpin, recognized as Bello Chikidawoje, in Bodija space, Ibadan North LGA. The operation led to the restoration of two AK-47 rifles, magazines filled with ammunition and additional bullets buried in an animal cage. Efforts are on to arrest Bello Chikidawoje and dismantle his prison community,” the report added.

In one other operation in Katsina, the military mentioned troops engaged in a gun battle with terrorists blocking the highway in Ruma, Yargamji and Batsari, after which they fled.

Three empty AK-47 magazines had been reportedly discovered throughout the operation.

“In Kankara LGA, Katsina State, troops acted on intelligence that terrorists had been planning an assault on commuters getting back from the village market. Troops confronted the terrorists, resulting in the neutralisation of 1 terrorist and the restoration of an AK-47 rifle and ammunition. The decisive actions of the troops averted a possible assault and disrupted the terrorists’ plans,” the report mentioned.

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