Troops of Joint Task Force South East Operation UDO KA II have arrested two suspects while conducting a clearance operation in some parts of Imo State to apprehend terrorists of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its paramilitary arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
The JTF, in a statement by Lieutenant Colonel Jonah Unuakhalu, said the operation was conducted along Ihioma-Ihittenansa in the Orsu Local Government Area and Okigwe-Umulolo in the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State.
According to him, the clearance operations were aimed at identifying and destroying possible camps of the fleeing IPOB/ESN terrorists killing and maiming as well as extorting innocent citizens of the South-East region in the name of agitation.
He said weapons were recovered with five CCTV cameras, two laptops and a charger, eight mobile phones, three boots, camouflage shorts, two motorcycles, and a beret.
Lieutenant Colonel Jonah Unuakhalu stated that Operation UDO KA II will continue combating ritual killings, cannibalism, kidnapping for ransom and extortion, while appealing to law abiding citizens of the South-East region to provide timely, credible and reliable Information to end the insecurity in the region.