Troops of Joint Task Force South East Operation UDO KA II on Sunday, 1 October 2023 cleared 4 notorious camps of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and it's armed affiliates the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Ihube, Aku and Umulolo in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State. 

During the clearance operation troops encountered many Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) enroute the camps. However, due to superior firepower, the irredentist fled into neighbouring forests with Gun Shot Wounds. It was discovered that the camps were being used to perpetuate atrocities such as cannibalism, occultic practices and ritual killings to instil fears into the law abiding citizens. These were evident from many fresh and old corpses discovered while clearing the entire camps. Also The houses of the 2 spiritual leaders/herbalists ( *Dibias* ) that took to their heels were destroyed. 

Furthermore , the shrine of the wanted terrorist Amobi Chinoso Okafor AKA Temple where human sacrifices are being made was destroyed. The Joint Task Force neutralized 2 IPOB/ESN members and four of the criminals were arrested.  Items recovered from the camps includes different denomination of the Biafra currencies, one new power bike, four motorcycles, solar panels. Others are POP cements and petroleum tanker suspected to have been hijacked from hard-working Igbo owners trying to make a living.


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