Troops of the Nigerian Army have destroyed camps of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu said nine suspects were also arrested during the raid on the camps.
Nwachukwu noted that the operation was conducted at Oroma and Umuewelum Anam in Anambra West LGA by troops of 302 regiment operating under the 82 division.
The Army Spokesman stated that the raid was in continuation of the ongoing clearance operations to ensure peace and security in the southeast.
According to him, the troops raided the identified camps on Sunday to curb the illicit activities of IPOB members in the communities.
Nwachukwu said one AK-47, one AKMS rifle, three Lexus SUVs, and two motorcycles were recovered.
The Army Spokesman said the troops also raided an IPOB camp at Mmiata Anam in Anambra South in a separate operation.
According to him, the soldiers killed one IPOB fighter in the encounter, while another was arrested, and recovered one AK-47 rifle, one locally made gun, and police uniforms.
Nwachukwu said, “The Nigerian army wishes to enjoin all law-abiding citizens and particularly the good and enterprising people of the southeast to continue to support and cooperate with the troops and other security agencies in their effort to end the menace bedeviling the region.”