Troops shoot two wanted IPOB militants dead in fierce gun-battle


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Troops of 34 Brigade of the Nigerian Army in conjunction with operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) on Friday killed two wanted IPOB/ESN militants during gun-battle

The troops dislodged a training camp of IPOB and ESN at Okporo in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.

A statement issued by Army spokesman, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, on Satuday said the troops dislodged the training camp after exchanging fire with the dissidents, neutralizing two notorious members of the group, who had been on the wanted list of security agencies and had been terrorising residents in the general area of Orlu, Orsu and Njaba.

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‘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,” he said.

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