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Nigerian Troops Kill 2 IPoB/ESN Suspects, Arrest 4, Recover Weapons 

Michael Chukwuebuka, Reporting

Troops of the 34 Artillery Brigade, Nigerian Army (NA), have killed two gunmen and arrested four others suspected to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) in a fierce gun battle along Orlu – Orsu Road on 25 April, 2022.

This was disclosed in a statement on Tuesday by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu made available to Stonix News

He said the troops, while on routine patrol, made contact with IPOB/ESN suspects around the general area of Aluminium Company and All Saints Church.

According to him, on sighting the patrol team, the suspects opened fire and launched a grenade attack on the troops.

He said the vigilant troops responded with a superior firepower, thereby killing two of the criminal suspects.

While four other suspects were arrested, he added that others fled into the woods.

He said the troops recovered one AK 47 rifle, two magazines, one Police grenade launcher, two Baofeng communication radios, five mobile phones, one IPOB Beret, two motorcycles, four SIM cards, five wallets containing different ID cards, afrodisiac, charms and N16, 560 only.

“Preliminary investigation on the suspects’ mobile phones reveals gory pictures and videos depicting scenes of cold blooded murders, corpses displayed in shrines and other heinous atrocities committed by the criminals,” he disclosed.

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