Troops of the Nigeria Army During the period under review, troops intensified their operations nationwide to deny criminal elements freedom of action, leading to a safer and more conducive environment especially with the approach of the 2019 festivities.
Colonel AMINU ILIYASU Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator in a press release of 9th October 2019 said the troop in the South East recorded success in tackling illegal operation of some criminal element disguising as IPOB Members.
He said ‘’In ABIA State, troops arrested 27 IPOB members including 4 females led by their spiritual leader, Pa MICHEAL Madumere at Ngwa in Isisioma Ngwa LGA. During the encounter, one of the IPOB members named Mr. Oliver Onyebunache armed with one AK 47 Rifle and 2 magazines containing 8 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition was shot at his right leg while trying to shoot at the troops.
In the light of the above, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, wishes to thank patriotic Nigerians for availing the Nigerian Army with useful information that led to the successes recorded and further enjoins them to continue to relentlessly support the Nigerian Army in order to effectively rid the society of the myriads of security challenges being confronted in our nation. All abiding citizens are equally requested to go about their legitimate business endeavors without fear of molestation