Troops Destroy IPOB/ESN ‘Supreme Headquarters’ In Imo

The troops recovered weapons, equipment, IEDs and stolen vehicles during the raid.

IPOB/ESN supreme headquarters destroyed by troops in Imo. Credit: Nigerian Army


Troops of the Joint Task Force of Operation Udo Ka (OPUK) on Thursday cleared and destroyed the notorious Supreme Headquarters of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate Eastern Security Network (ESN).

According to a statement by the Nigerian army, the mother valley which is about 5,000 feet below sea level was raided by the Joint Task Force South East Operation UDO KA comprising the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Navy, Nigerian Airforce, the Nigerian Police, DSS and the NSCDC officials.


The army said during the raid operations, the gallant troops encountered, detonated, and recovered many command Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and various types of obstacles which were cleared by the determined troops.

The troops also came in contact with the terrorists but were subdued with superior firepower with many neutralized while others with varying degrees of gunshot wounds fled into the bush.

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Weapons, equipment, IEDs, and stolen vehicles were recovered some of the items recovered include; 3 x G3 rifles, 9 x Automatic Pump Action Rifles, 7 x Double Barrel Guns, 2 x Locally Made Pistols, 2 x Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs, 2 x AK-47 Magazines and 1 x G3 Magazine. Others are 26 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, 16 rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, 72 Pump Action Cartridges, 1 x Chainsaw, 1 x Laptop, 1 x CCTV DVR, and 26 x CCTV Cameras. 17 x Baofeng Radios with Batteries and 10 without batteries including their chargers. Also recovered are, 6 x Handheld IEDs, 26 x android phones, 25 x normal phones, 1 x inverter, 1 x SIM Card Registration Machine, 4 x POS machines, 3 x Motorcycle batteries for igniting IEDs, 2 x Trumpets, 2 x Biafra flags, 20 x ESN certificates, 2 x Dairies containing details of ammunition and food supplies and 2 pairs of Biafra Liberation Army uniforms.


While appreciating other sister security agencies, the GOV 82 Division of the Nigerian army and The Force Commander Joint Task Force South East Operation UDO KA, Major General Hassan Taiwo Dada, enjoined the leaders of all liberated communities to return to their ancestral homes, emplace community efforts to ensure that all criminal elements not from the communities are not allowed to return to desecrate their homelands.

He called on all law-abiding people of the South-East to provide timely and actionable information to the Nigerian army free toll and emergency Emergency Line 193 to help make the South East geopolitical zone a peaceful and conducive environment for socio-economic development to thrive.