BREAKING: Jubilation as Nigerian Army Destroys IPOB’s ‘Supreme Headquarters’ in Imo, Kills Gunmen

BREAKING: Jubilation as Nigerian Army Destroys IPOB’s ‘Supreme Headquarters’ in Imo, Kills Gunmen

  • Nigerian security agents have killed 20 alleged violent members of IPOB during a raid in Orsu, Imo state
  • The operation occurred on Thursday, March 7 and involved soldiers, policemen, DSS officers and the NSCDC personnel
  • reports that the Nigerian government has accused IPOB of being responsible for deadly attacks in Nigeria's southeast region, but the group has repeatedly denied its involvement journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism and security matters

Orsu, Imo state - A combined troops of the Nigerian Army with the Nigeria police, the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have killed 20 gunmen in Mother Valley, Orsu local government area (LGA) of Imo state.

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The gunmen reportedly had allegiance to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

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Nigerian Army has been involved in a yearslong battle with IPOB gunmen. Photo credit: HQ Nigerian Army
Source: Twitter

As reported by Vanguard newspaper, Major-General Edward Buba, Director of Defence Media Operations, gave the update on Sunday, March 10.

The operation is the second conducted in the same LGA since the start of March and the third in the state, The Punch noted.

The statement by Buba partly reads:

On Thursday, March 7, 2024, the combined troops of Operation Udo Ka with Nigeria police, Department of State Security Service, and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps conducted a raid/clearance operations to the IPOB/ESN violent extremists/terrorists in Mother Valley, Orsu LGA of Imo state.
The team cleared about 50 IPOB/ESN hideout tents in the valley including terrorists’ Supreme headquarters and their command and control centre as well as its military council headquarters.

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Court lifts ban on IPOB as terrorist group

Earlier, reported that the Enugu state high court delivered a judgement in favour of Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB's leader.

Justice A. O. Onovo declared the proscription of IPOB by the southeast governors' forum as null and void.

Justice Onovo agreed with Kanu and declared IPOB proscription "unconstitutional and illegal."


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at

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