The Nigerian Army on Thursday, disclosed that its men on Operation Mesa have arrested 27 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and recovered an AK-47 rifle from one of them, identified as Oliver Onyebunachi, in Imo State.
According to a release by the Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, states that the 27 people, comprising of 23 men and four men were arrested on October 1.
Iliyasu said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, had directed that all army formations and unit commanders sustained their operational activities nationwide to strengthen the security across the country.
His words, “One of the suspects was shot in his right leg as he tried to shoot at own troops. Normalcy has since been restored in that area as troops continued to maintain surveillance in the general area.
“The Chief of Army Staff hereby solicits the support of our citizens in availing the army units and formations nationwide with timely information that will assist them in ridding the communities of criminal elements.” (The Nation)