ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- In an operation conducted in Enugu, military personnel from Sector 4 deployed at the Forward Operational Base in Okigwe successfully neutralized a suspected member of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Imo State.
This breakthrough was announced by Lieutenant Colonel Jonah Unuakhalu, the Acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations for the 82 Division, in a statement issued on Saturday in Enugu.
When the troops attempted to stop the suspect, identified as Chimezie Chukwu, alias Biggi, from fleeing on a motorcycle, he attempted to evade capture.
Despite their efforts to halt him, the troops were left with no choice but to open fire and eliminate the suspect. Among the items recovered from Chimezie were two live rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, an ITEL mobile phone, a small bag filled with charms, N2,300 in cash, and a Qlink motorcycle.
Furthermore, in a joint operation with the Department of State Services (DSS), troops from Sector One of the Joint Task Force South East, operating under “Operation Udo Ka II,” succeeded in apprehending an escapee from the Jos prison break during a raid in Enugu.
This operation targeted a hideout of suspected IPOB and ESN members in Ugbakwa village, Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The escapee, identified as Chimezie Chukwu, also known as Biggi, was involved in drug peddling, gunrunning, and armed robbery.
Among the items seized from him were six mobile phones, three mobile phone batteries, a Moniepoint POS device, an ATM card, two packs of substances believed to be cannabis, and N107,280 in cash.
“During the raid operations, troops apprehended one Mr Chimezie Chukwu alias Biggi, an escapee of Jos Prison Break known to be a drug peddler, gunrunner and also specialised in armed robbery.
“Items recovered from him included: six mobile phones, three mobile phone batteries, one Moniepoint POS and ATM card, two packs of substances suspected to be cannabis and the sum of N107,280 only.
“The suspect and recovered items are in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for further investigation,” a spokesman of the 82 Division said.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has assumed custody of the suspect and the recovered items for further investigation.