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IPOB/ESN fighters killed by security operatives in fierce fight in Asaba



Two Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN) fighters have been killed in a joint operation by troops of 63 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police and Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

The security operatives also arrested five others after a fierce encounter at Fuji junction in Asaba, Delta State.

Nigerian Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said the encounter on Monday, July 17, followed distress calls that the community was under attack by the terrorists.

The statement read;

”The combined troops swiftly responded; and the terrorists succumbed to the overwhelming firepower of the troops, after two of their members fell in the fire fight that ensued, while the survivors fled to their hideout around Okpanam river

“The gallant troops in pursuit of the fleeing criminal elements, successfully trailed them to their enclave in a house around Okpanam river, where they were nabbed.

“The troops also recovered one AK 47 Rifle, one Pump Action Semi Automatic Rifle, 15 Live Cartridges, one AK 47 Rifle Magazine and a Baofeng Radio Receiver.”

The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, has lauded the combined troops for their effort and urged them to sustain the synergy, as they restore peace and tranquility in the region.

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