Sequel to the capture of the notorious stronghold of the IPOB/ESN at Mother Valley, the criminal elements have been making efforts to establish other camps in the general area and other places. 

Troops of the Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA based on reliable Intel had on 6 May 2024 cleared the general area of Udda, Ihittukwa and Orsumoghu in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State.

During the special clearance operations, troops came in contact with the terrorists who expectantly employed Improvised Explosive Device IEDs to stop the advancing troops. However, the gallant joint troops with superior fire power forced the criminals to withdraw in disarray. In the encounter, 4 of the irredentists were neutralized and others escaped with gunshots wounds. One of the IPOB/ESN commanders, TOCHUKWU AKA OJOTO in charge of  Ihietukwa Command despite many charms on his body was neutralized. Items recovered from the hideouts include one AK 47 Rifle with two magazines, two automatic pump action guns, three handheld Baofeng radios, one laptop and one Techno phone. Others are, car keys, substance suspected to be Marijuana, Baifran currencies, Quantity 5 IEDs, IEDs making materials, batteries used in detonation of the IEDs and assorted charms.


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