Police uncover ready-to-use IEDs, walkie-talkies in raid on Anambra forest


By Chimezie Anaso

Police operatives in Anambra have recovered six Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) primed for attacks and two walkie-talkies recovered from the
in a camp operated by suspected criminal gangs inside a forest of Ogbunka in Orumba South Local Government of the State.

The Police carried out the raid that led to the discovery of the weapons barely 24 hours after yet-to-be-identified arsonists attacked their Divisional Headquarters in Neni, Anaocha Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesperson for Anambra Police Command, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, said in a statement that the raid on the forest by the joint forces operation led by the Police was part of the effort to hunt down the attackers.

He said food and groceries were also discovered in the camp which was later destroyed.

Ikenga added that the raid on the forests in search of insurgents and their camps was ongoing with a view to eliminating the terrorists; rescuing abducted victims and recovering firearms and stolen vehicles in their possession.

“Yesterday, March 29, the joint security force raided the forests of Ogbunka in Orumba South and found scattered camps of the insurgents.

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“Also recovered were substantial food and groceries supplies.

“All the camps were subsequently destroyed to deny the insurgents bases for launching of attacks.

Ikenga said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Aderemi Adeoye, had assured the people of adequate security while wishing them happy Easter.

He called on citizens to cooperate with the Police in identifying hideouts of insurgents who were working to destabilise the State.

“The CP assures that the Police will jealously protect the sources of its information to protect informers from harm.

” He prays that the Peace of Christ which passes all understanding reigns across the length and breadth of the State,” he said. (NAN)

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