Breaking: Army, DSS shoot 7 ESN members dead, arrest five in Rivers

By Peter Usman//:

The Nigerian Army, DSS and NSCDC team led by Brigadier-General MD Danja, shoot dead seven members of the Eastern Security Network, ESN in River state.

The Army also said that it arrested five of operatives of ESN, an armed wing of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, while arms and ammunition were recovered from them.

In a statement made available to our Correspondent on Thursday night, the Army 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.

“During the clearance/raid Operations, the team came in contact with the IPOB/ESN members. However, during the firefight, 7 IPOB/ESN members were neutralized and 5 suspects were arrested.

“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 barrettes.”

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