The Nigerian Air Force has conducted airstrikes on camps believed to house members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its paramilitary wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN). The operation, which took place on Tuesday, targeted separate locations in two eastern states.
According to Air Force spokesman Gabriel Gabkwet, the airstrikes hit locations in Mother Valley Orsumughu in the Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State and Aku Ihube in the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State.
Gabkwet explained that the operation was carried out following intelligence reports of a planned disruption of civic activities across the South-East by the alleged terrorists. The successful operation was made possible through collaboration with ground troops and other security agencies.
The statement issued by the Nigerian Air Force described the strikes as successful, citing the visible impact on the target and the fleeing terrorists. It also emphasized the commitment of the security agencies to ensuring the safety and freedom of all Nigerians to conduct their activities without fear.
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The statement concluded by highlighting the importance of the support of all Nigerians in the efforts to defeat criminal elements that aim to sow fear and division among the citizenry.
The situation in the region will be closely monitored as further developments unfold.