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ESN Operational Commander Eliminated, Says Army

ESN Operational Commander Eliminated, Says Army

…..How ESN Operational Commander Eliminated, Says Army

The Nigerian Army says its troops operating in Owerri foiled an early Sunday morning attack on the Imo state police command, killing six assailants.

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The army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disclosed in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

He said that the troops, assisted by the Police Special Forces, eliminated a top IPOB-ESN operational commander, Joseph Nnachi, alias King of Dragons.

He said that Mr Nnachi had been orchestrating attacks against security agencies and government establishments in the South-Eastern states.

ESN Operational Commander Eliminated

ESN Operational Commander Eliminated
ESN Operational Commander Eliminated

According to him, Mr Nnachi has been at the centre of several heinous attacks since the death of Ikonso, who died during an encounter with security forces on April 24, at Awomama Village of Orlu East Local Government Area of the state.

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He added that four other members of the gang were neutralised along with Mr Nnachi, while one was captured alive and has been assisting security forces with useful information.

According to him, troops recovered four AK-47 Rifles, a Toyota Hiace minibus used as an operational vehicle by the assailants as well as several assorted ammunition and charms.

“Recall that IPOB-ESN terrorists attacked the Imo Police Command on April 5, and since then, the security forces have been on the trail of the assailants leading to the successful elimination of the key figures involved.

“The NA wishes to place on record its profound appreciation to the peace-loving citizens of Imo and the entire citizenry for their support towards combating security challenges in the South-East and the rest of the country.

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“The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, particularly noted this as a patriotic gesture and appealed to the public to do more while assuring them of the army’s resolve to end the reign of terror in the country,” he said.

(NAN)

ESN Operational Commander Eliminated

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