The Nigerian Army has disclosed that it has destroyed four camps suspected to be hideouts for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra and the Eastern Security Network in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State while fresh and old corpses were recovered.
This was contained in a statement signed by the spokesperson for the Joint Task Force, Operation UDO KA II, Jonah Uniakhalu, and shared on social media.
The Punch gathered that the troops, during the operation, engaged in a gun battle with men of the IPOB and ESN who escaped with gunshot wounds into neighbouring forests.
The statement read, “Troops of Joint Task Force South-East Operation UDO KA II on Sunday, 1 October 2023 cleared 4 notorious camps of the Indigenous People of Biafra and its armed affiliates the Eastern Security Network in Ihube, Aku and Umulolo in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State.
“During the clearance operation, troops encountered many Improvised Explosive Devices en route to the camps. However, due to superior firepower, the irredentist fled into neighbouring forests with gunshot wounds. It was discovered that the camps were being used to perpetuate atrocities such as cannibalism, occultic practices and ritual killings to instil fear into the law-abiding citizens. These were evident from many fresh and old corpses discovered while clearing the entire camps.”