Troops of 82 Division, Nigerian Army, have arrested a notorious leader of the proscribed Independent People of Biafra,(IPOB) and Eastern Security Network(ESN) in Nkanu East Local Government Area.
This was disclosed on Sunday, 26th December, 2021, in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu.
TheFact Nigeria gathers that the arrest of the IPOB operative, Godwin Nnamdi, which took place on Saturday, 25 December, was in conjunction with other security agencies while conducting Exercise GOLDEN DAWN during joint clearance operations at a camp suspected to be the fortress of IPOB/ESN elements located at Akpowfu Forest in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The troops engaged the dissidents in a fire fight, compelling them to take to their heels, leading to the arrest of their leader.
Various arms were recovered including one AK 47 rifle, one magazine containing 21 rounds of 7.62 mm Special, and one handset amongst others.
The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, who commended the troops for the successes recorded thus far, equally charged them to comb and clear all suspected hideouts of criminal elements in their Area of Responsibility.