In a significant operation, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), through the Air Component of Operation UDO KA II, has successfully executed airstrikes, destroying hideouts used by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN) in Imo and Anambra States. The operation took place on Tuesday, September 26, and disrupted the nefarious plans of the IPOB/ESN. Also Read: https://legalattorneyblog.com/2023/08/11/ipob-explosive-injures-5-soldiers-2-policemen-as-troops-arrest-5-suspects/
The airstrikes targeted concealed bunkers and hideouts at Mother Valley Orsumughu in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State and Aku Ihube in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State. These strikes were conducted based on credible intelligence that the IPOB/ESN terrorists were planning to carry out attacks in the southeast region.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) spokesperson, confirmed the operation’s success in a statement released on Wednesday. He emphasized that the airstrikes were coordinated with ground troops and security agencies.
Nigerian Air Force Strikes Down IPOB/ESN Hideouts in Imo and Anambra States
The results of the airstrikes were evident as they disrupted the activities of the terrorists, causing a ball of fire at the targeted locations and scattering the fleeing terrorists. The NAF considered the operation highly successful.
Similar airstrikes were conducted on the same day at IPOB/ESN hideouts in Aku Ihube, Imo State. These strikes were authorized after a detailed intelligence analysis regarding the terrorists’ converging for a possible rendezvous at their hideout. Also Read: https://legalattorneyblog.com/2023/07/08/sit-at-home-aig-charges-personnel-to-neutralise-the-unknown-gunmen/
Air Commodore Gabkwet assured the public that the security agencies would remain steadfast in ensuring the safety and security of the region and the entire country. He emphasized the importance of the support of all Nigerians in defeating criminal elements, seeking to sow fear and division among the citizens.
The operation serves as a reminder of the Nigerian government’s commitment to combating terrorism and insurgency. It underscores the significance of intelligence-led operations in preventing potential threats and maintaining regional peace and security.
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