Troops thwart IPOB/ESN attack on Imo communities

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The bomb allegedly planted by ESN along Mgbidi Awomama road on Monday

Troops have thwarted an attempt by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its security arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), to attack residents of Mgbidi and Awo Mmamma communities in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.

The Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General, Onyema Nwachukwu, said the group was terrorising the people for lawfully refusing  to observe the illegal sit-at-home order foisted on them on Monday.

He said in a statement: “The swift response of troops compelled the attackers, mounted on two Sienna Buses and a Toyota Hilux truck, to abandon their mission and withdrew in disarray.

“Troops are currently on the trail of the criminals.”

Nwachukwu said the troops also uncovered four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by suspected members of IPOB/ ESN targeting unsuspecting motorists and other road users along the Orlu-Owerri road.

“The vigilant troops, who were on a reinforcement mission to Mgbidi/Awommama, detected the IEDs planted at about 15 meters apart on both sides of the road and safely defused them.

Source: ( The Nationonline)

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