IED Device Explodes, Injures Two IPOB Members, Army Says

Kenechukwu Ofomah

Kenechukwu Ofomah

The Nigerian Army on Thursday claimed an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN) has exploded, causing severe injuries to two members of the group.

One of the injured person

According to a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier Onyema Nwachukwu, the incident occured along Eke Ututu – Orsu road in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo state yesterday, 1st June 2022.

According to him, the dissidents, inadvertently stepped on the IED which they had earlier planted along several routes in Orlu, Orsu Local Government Area, while they were attempting to evade troops’ onslaught against terrorists in the area.

“The outlawed group have severally planted IEDs along troops’ patrol routes in failed effort to bring harm to the troops,” Nwachukwu said.

The Army spokesperson urged all peace-loving people of the South East to please inform troops of possible areas where the explosives have been buried for proper evacuation and disposal.

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