THE Nigerian Air Force bombed camps that housed members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its paramilitary wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
In a statement issued today, Air Force spokesman Gabriel Gabkwet stated that multiple strikes were carried out yesterday in different parts of the two eastern states.
He identified the areas as Mother Valley Orsumughu in Anambra State’s Nnewi South Local Government Area (LGA) and Aku Ihube in Imo State’s Okigwe LGA.
Gabkwet stated that forces had acquired intelligence about terrorists’ plans to disrupt civic activities across the South-East prior to the operation.
According to him, the operation was made feasible through collaboration between ground forces and other security services that targeted places suspected of harboring extremist weapons and ammunition.
“The strikes hit the target and were deemed successful following the ball of fire, fleeing terrorists at the location as well as feedback received,” the statement read.
“Efforts by the NAF and other security agencies at ensuring all Nigerians, irrespective of where they reside, are safe and free to conduct their activities without fear or being threatened will continue.
“While the determination of the security agencies is unwavering, the support of all Nigerians to the security agencies remains critical to defeating these criminal elements whose only intent is to sow fear and division among the citizenry,” the statement read.