Nigerian Army has confirmed killing two criminals and dislodging a camp belonging to the millitary wing of the outlawed Indigeneous People of Biafra (IPOB); the Eastern Security Network, ESN.
The news was broke by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Army Public Relations Officer.
According to Nwachukwu, the operation took place Friday, 20th May at Okporo in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.
The troops dislodged the training camp after exchanging fire with the dissidents, neutralizing two notorious members of the group, who have been on the wanted list of security agencies and have been terrorising residents in the general area of Orlu, Orsu and Njaba.
The troops equally destroyed the training shed and other facilities used by the separatists, including a shrine, which members of the outlawed group reportedly use for spiritual fortification. A local factory for fabricating weapons was also discovered and destroyed.
A search of the factory uncovered , three dane guns, one locally fabricated pistol, one live round of 7.62mm, one live cartridge, two used shells of 7.62mm (special) and objects suspected to be charms, among other dangerous weapons.