The collaborative efforts of the Department of State Security (DSS) Enugu State Command and troops of the Nigerian Army have led to the successful apprehension of Chimezie Chukwu, also known as Biggi, an escapee from the recent Jos jailbreak. Biggi, reportedly identified as a notorious drug peddler and gunrunner, was captured during a joint raid conducted by the troops of Sector 1 of the Joint Task Force South East Operation UDO KA II, targeting a suspected hideout of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
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According to a statement released by Lt.-Col. Jonah Unuakhalu, spokesperson for Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA II, said the raid took place in Ugbakwa Village, located in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State. During the operation, the troops seized a significant amount of incriminating evidence, including six mobile phones, three mobile phone batteries, a Moniepoint POS and ATM card, two packs of substances suspected to be cannabis, and a sum of N107,280.
Furthermore, the statement highlighted a separate operation carried out by the troops of Sector 5 of Operation UDO KA II, targeting suspected camps of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and ESN in Ogbunka, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State. Although the camp was found deserted upon arrival, the troops recovered three abandoned Sport Utility Vehicles, including two Toyota Highlanders and one Mercedes Benz ML 350. Efforts are underway to ascertain the ownership of these vehicles.
The Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA II has urged law-abiding citizens in the Southeast region to continue providing timely and credible information to assist in curbing criminal activities. The operation remains committed to upholding its mandate in combating crime and maintaining peace in line with existing rules and regulations.
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