The Nigerian Army has killed one suspected member of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network in Imo State.
The army equally said it has nabbed a suspected escapee of the Jos jailbreak, Chimezie Chukwu also known as Bigi during different operations in the South East region of the country.
This was disclosed yesterday, in a statement by the spokesperson for the Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA II, Jonah Unuakhalu, and shared on the X (formerly Twitter) page of the force.
Unuakhalu stated that the troops of Sector 4, who were on checkpoint duties in Okigwe Local Government Area of the state, tried to arrest the suspected IPOB/ESN member but fled in order to escape arrest which forced the troops to open fire on him thereby leading to his death.
He disclosed further that in a joint operation with the Department of State Security, troops of Sector 1 of the Joint Task Force in South East, raided a suspected hideout of IPOB/ESN in Ugbakwa Village in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State which led to the arrest of Bigi, a suspected drug peddler who escaped during a jailbreak in Jos.
Unuakhalu also noted that another sector of the army troops raided a suspected IPOB/ESN hideout in Ogbunka in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State where three vehicles were recovered while the investigation is ongoing to ascertain the owners of the vehicles.