A report by PM News indicates that the Nigerian army said that no fewer than seven operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Rivers community were killed in a joint clearance operation are carried out with the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian.
The army in a statement made available to to our Correspondent on Thursday night said the operation took place at about 6:15pm.
The statement read: “6 Div in conjunction with Keystone, DSS, and NSCDC led by Brigadier-General MD Danja conducted clearance/raid operations at suspected IPOB/ESN camp in Agbochia Forest along Pipelines Road Ogali/ Kom-Kom boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Items recovered during the clearance/raid on IPOB/ESN camp included two AK 47 rifles, two G3 rifles, one locally made machine gun and one G3 magazine. Also recovered included three rounds of 7.62mm special, 10 rounds 7.62mm x 51mm NATO, one x cutlass, five Baofeng handheld radios with chargers, 10 black barretts.”