27th September, 2023
By Sumaila Ogbaje/Abuja
There were balls of fire and pandemonium Tuesday at the camps operated by the militants of the Indigenous People of Biafra, following air strikes by the Nigerian Air Force.
The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said the strikes were carried out on Tuesday at Mother Valley Orsumughu in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra and Aku Ihube in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo.
The air strikes were executed by the Air Component of Operation UDO KA II, and they succeeded in destroying the targeted hideouts of the Eastern Security Network, the militant wing of IPOB.
“Acting on credible intelligence that IPOB/ESN terrorists had perfected plans to disrupt civic activities lined up in the coming days in Anambra and other southeastern states, the air strikes were authorised in conjunction with ground troops and other security agencies on the location believed to also house some of their weapons and ammunitions.
“The strikes hit the target and were deemed successful following the ball of fire, fleeing terrorists at the location as well as feedback received,” he said.
He said the strikes were part of efforts aimed at dislocating their nefarious activities and denying them the liberty to carry out their destructive acts and killing sprees on innocent and law-abiding Nigerians.