Four suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and its militant wing, the Eastern Security Network, ESN have been killed by the joint Task Force South East, Operation UDO KA II, according to reports.
The reports were made available to journalists by the Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 82 Division Nigerian Army, Jonah Unuakhalu on Sunday.
According to the reports, the operation took place on Thursday along Orsumoghu-Ukpor road in Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria.
The reports added that the daredevil gunmen ambushed the troops with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) before the officers engaged them in a gun battle leading to the killing of the four agitators.
The statement added that two AK-47 rifles were recovered at the scene of the fire fight, saying some of the criminals escaped into the nearby bushes with various degrees of gunshot injuries.
“The Joint Task Force South East Operation UDO KA II wishes to reassure the good people of the South-East of its unwavering resolve and commitment to restoring lasting peace in the region as it will not relent in the fight to end the security challenges in the region.
“The Task Force, therefore, calls on law abiding and good citizens of the South-East region not to relent in providing timely, credible and reliable Information which will lead to ending the menace of insecurity occasioned by activities of the irredentist group in the region.
“Operation UDO KA II will continue combating crime and criminality in accordance with the extant rules and regulations guiding its operations”, the statement added.