Joint security force raids IPOB camp in Anambra, recsues Reverend father
Police-led Forward Operating Base—FOB, comprising military and paramilitary Services based in Aguata and supported by Police Rapid Response Squad Awkuzu yesterday, 6th October, 2023 in a well coordinated operation, stormed insurgents camp at Ogbunka in Orumba South local government area.
During the sting operation according to a statement issued by DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the spokesman of Anambra State Police command, three abducted persons including a Reverend Father were rescued unhurt. Nine vehicles and three pump action guns were recovered. Three suspects were arrested.
Also recovered were stolen Camouflage uniform, Biafra Flag, Several handsets, flash drives and sim cards that will aid comprehensive investigation and prosecution.
According to Ikenga, the criminal gang has been responsible for spate of abductions in Orumba North and South as well as parts of Aguata LGAs in recent times. The abducted victims were all kidnapped this month.
The raid on insurgents camp followed months of diligent and painstaking intelligence gathering and investigation which led to uncovering the criminal hideout.
Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye who ordered and coordinated the operation praised all the service personnel and vigilante men involved for their professionalism which ensured no life was lost.
Also, governor Soludo commended the operatives and pledged to continue to support all services involved in Joint Security Operations across the State.