The Nigerian troops have stated that seven Indigenous people of Biafra IPOB and Eastern security watch ESN fighters have been killed as others are being arrested.
Members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the security arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra’s security arm have been killed by soldiers and other security agencies.
The government forces raided their camp in Agbochia Forest in the boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo Local Government Areas of Rivers.
Oyigbo is a town 30 kilometers from the state capital, Port Harcourt.
The troops, led by Brig. Gen. M. D. Danja also arrested five ESN militants.
The Nigeria Police, Department of State Security Service (DSS), and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were part of the joint operation.
An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the troops did not record any casualties.