Nigeria security forces have neutralized 11 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network in the failed Orlu attack on Thursday night.
According to the statement released on Friday 7th May 2021, by the Director Army Public Relations of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima who confirmed the failed Orlu attack, stated that a gang of IPOB/ESN terrorists mounted in vehicles on Thursday, 6 May 2021, stormed Orlu town with the intention to attack the compound housing the Area Command and Police Station in Orlu LGA of Imo State.
The attackers he said, were resisted by vigilant police personnel at the Area Command and were completely obliterated when a reinforcement team of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force arrived on the scene.
The Nigerian Army spokesman said the assailants who have been on the radar of the Joint Technical Intelligence Team were said to have come from a Forest Camp in Ideato North LGA of Imo State from where they mobilised and planned the failed Orlu attack.
Following the encounter, eleven IPOB/ESN Terrorists were neutralised while four AK47, one G3 and one Pump Action Rifles as well as a Berretta Pistol, charms and assorted ammunition were recovered.
All the seven Operational Vehicles used for the attack were demobilised and as such the remaining terrorists escaped on foot with fatal injuries.
“There were no casualties on the side of the security forces.
Law-abiding citizens in the area are advised to look out for strange persons with gunshot injuries and report the same to the nearest security agency for the safety of their communities.
The Nigerian Army remains committed to a united Nigeria that is safe for all law-abiding citizens and will continue to support the Police in maintaining internal security.
The general public is once again enjoined to support the security forces with useful and timely information that will help eliminate the security threats in their communities,” the Director Army Public Relations added.