Airforce bombs IPOB camps in Anambra, Imo

By Samuel Ogunsona

The Nigerian Air Force fighter jets on Wednesday bombed hideouts of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB in Anambra and Imo States.

The attack was carried out under Operation Udo Ka II.

Sources told Irohinoodua that that Airforce bombing focused on reported camps where the separatist group kept its armoury.
Air strikes were also authorised to strike the hideout, according to the Airforce, the targets were acquired and attacked in succession, with a high degree of success.

The Nigerian Airforce spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said several strikes were carried out by the Airforce on Wednesday focusing on Mother Valley Orsumoghu in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State and at Aku Ihube in Okigwe LGA of Imo State.

Gabkwet said the Airforce acted on credible intelligence provided by locals.

IPOB has been campaigning for a separate country for the largely Igbo South East citing exclusion, marginalisation and lack of access to power nor opportunity to control the economic and political future of the people of the South East. The same separatist agitation exists in the North and South West of the country.

The Eastern region went to war with Nigeria in 1967. The three year old civil war led to the loss of at least hundreds of thousands of people.
Some have cited a million deaths.

The Airforce statement made available to Irohinoodua said, “Aircraft under the Air Component of Operation Udo Ka II, on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, carried out several strikes on IPOB/ESN locations at Mother Valley Orsumughu in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State and at Aku Ihube in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State. The strikes at both locations achieved their intended outcome and were deemed effective.

“Acting on credible intelligence that IPOB/ESN terrorists had perfected plans to disrupt civic activities lined up in the coming days in Anambra State and other states in Southeast Nigeria from their concealed bunkers/hideouts at Mother Valley Orsumughu, air strikes were authorised in conjunction with ground troops and other security agencies on the location believed to also house some of their weapons and ammunitions. The strikes hit the target and were deemed successful following the ball of fire, fleeing terrorists at the location as well as feedback received. ”

“Air strikes were also conducted on, the same day, in close coordination with surface forces at IPOB/ESN hideout camps in Aku Ihube In Imo State after a detailed analysis of intelligence on the terrorists converging for a likely rendezvous at their hideout.

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