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PHOTOS: Troops eliminate ESN commander in Imo

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Base on reliable Intel, troops of Operation UDO KA on the 6 of May 2024 cleared the general area of Udda, Ihittukwa and Orsumoghu in Orsu local government area of Imo State.

During the special clearance operations according to a statement by the army, troops came in contact with the terrorists who deployed Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) to stop the advancing troops.

The gallant joint troops however, with superior fire power forced the criminal elements to withdraw in disarray.

In the ensuing encounter, 4 of the fighters were killed and others escaped with gunshots wounds.

The army said one of the ESN commanders identified as Tochukwu, aka Ojoto in charge of Ihietukwa command despite many charms on his body was neutralized.

Part of the statement reads, “Sequel to the capture of the notorious stronghold of the IPOB/ESN at Mother Valley, the criminal elements have been making efforts to establish other Camp in the general area and other places.

“Troops of the Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA based on reliable Intel had on 6 May 2024 cleared the general area of Udda, Ihittukwa and Orsumoghu in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State.

“During the special clearance operations troops came in contact with the terrorists who expectantly employed Improvised Explosive Device IEDs to stop the advancing troops. However, the gallant joint troops with superior fire power forced the criminals to withdraw in disarray. In the encounter, 4 of the irredentists were neturalized and others escaped with gunshots wounds.

“One of the IPOB/ESN commanders, TOCHUKWU AKA OJOTO in charge of Ihietukwa Command despite many charms on his body was neutralized. Items recovered from the hideouts include, one AK 47 Rifle with two magazines, two automatic pump action guns, three handheld Baofeng radios, one laptop and one Techno phone. Others are, car keys, substance suspected to be Marijuana, Baifran currencies, Quantity 5 IEDs, IEDs making materials, batteries used in detonation of the IEDs and assorted charms.

“The Force Commander Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA; Maj Gen Hassan DADA wishes to assure all citizens of the Joint Task Force commitment to ensure peace and stability in the region. The general public are enjoined to continue providing timely, reliable and credible information through its Toll Free line *193* and press Option 2 to speak directly to a representative.”

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