IPOB: Soldiers Kill ESN Gunman, Bring Public Address System to Imo Market, Dance, Video Trends

IPOB: Soldiers Kill ESN Gunman, Bring Public Address System to Imo Market, Dance, Video Trends

  • The Nigerian Army has said a member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its militant affiliate, ESN were killed during a fierce battle with its troops
  • Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, made this known in a statement obtained by Legit.ng on Monday, March 4
  • Nwachukwu stated that the incident took place at Ihiteukwa community in Orsu local government area of Imo state

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Orsu, Imo state - Men of the Nigerian Army have eliminated one Eastern Security Network (ESN) gunman.

The soldiers also cleared the alleged assailants' hideouts and recovered arms and ammunition "after an intense firefight".

Nigerian troops kill suspected IPOB fighter/Nigerian soldiers kill armed pro-Biafra supporters
Nigerian Army has been involved in a yearslong battle with IPOB gunmen. Photo credit: Patrick Meinhardt
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According to a recent statement by Major-General Onyema Nwachukwu, the director of army public relations, security operatives successfully dispatched IPOB elements at their hideout in Ihiteukwa community in Orsu local government area (LGA) of Imo state. The operation was to have happened on Saturday, March 2.

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The statement by Nwachukwu said the Nigerian Army remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of citizens and will continue to sustain operations to sanitise troubled areas. This, it said, will enable the restoration of peace and stability in the country.

IPOB: Nigerian military adopts non-kinetic approach

Meanwhile, in two videos sighted on X (formerly Twitter) on Monday, March 4, Nigerian Army troops were seen in a market in Orsu adopting a non-kinetic campaign to win the hearts and minds of locals.

In a video, a man could be heard chanting “say no to IPOB, it’s evil”, “one Nigeria”, “IPOB must go”, while armed men of the Nigerian Army, and Navy dance to a song by Enugu-born musician, Flavour N'abania.

Pamphlets with the message, ‘IPOB is evil’, ‘Stop the fight’, ‘We are stronger together than divided’, were also distributed to locals.

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In the second video, an armed military official held a microphone and spoke in Igbo to residents, urging them to ensure there is peace in Igboland.

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Troops clear IPOB/ESN camp in Anambra

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that troops killed an IPOB gunman and recovered one Mercedes Benz vehicle.

This happened in late February during a clearance operation on IPOB/ESN enclaves in Egbuoma/Osiam in Oguta local government area of Anambra state.

Source: Legit.ng

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