Security forces on Thursday evening conducted clearance and raid operations at a suspected Unknown Gunmen camp in Agbochia forest boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo Local Government Area in Rivers State.
Seven of the criminals were killed, while 5 were arrested. Two AK-47 rifles, 2 G3 rifles, 1 locally made machine gun were recovered. Several phones and SIM cards were also recovered from them.
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The security officers carried out the operation after credible intelligence gathering about their criminal activities in the area.
The South-East and South-South regions have been under attack from unknown gunmen for the past few months. The rampaging gunmen are attacking security formations and killing police officers.
The Police have said the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are behind the attacks in the regions. The group has denied the allegation.
The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered his men to crush IPOB and other criminal elements in the region.
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