Corpses found in shallow graves as soldiers raid ESN camp in Imo state

Soldiers have raided a notorious Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Imo State.

The raid, conducted by the Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA, uncovered shocking discoveries, including corpses buried in shallow graves.

The operation, which began on March 28, 2024, targeted the Monday Oluchi Ogu Camp, also known as B44 Camp, situated at the border of the Njaba River between Awo-Omama Community in Oru East Local Government Area and Ezoiha community in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State.

As troops engaged with the criminals during the clearance operations, some of the terrorists sustained injuries and fled into nearby bushes.

Additionally, soldiers encountered and safely detonated several Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) strategically planted to impede their progress.

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Part of a statement sent to journalists by the Nigerian Army read: ”Among the items recovered during the operation were explosives, weapons, communication devices, personal belongings, and other incriminating evidence linking the camp to various criminal activities.

”During the clearance operations that continued on Friday, troops came in contact with the criminals. Due to the superior firepower, the terrorists were forced to flee into the nearby bushes with various degrees of injuries and gunshot wounds.

”Troops further encountered and detonated some of the planted Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) meant to hinder troops movements.

”It is disheartening to discover that some innocent Ndigbos, some reported kidnapped, were gruesomely murdered and buried in shallow graves in the camp without any form of dignity.

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”As part of the Nigerian Army Civil Military Cooperation Relations, forensic analysis of some of the exhumed corpses will be done for a befitting burial.

”Other items recovered include Three IEDs, One RPG bomb, One motorcycle, Seven Baofeng handheld radios, local jewellery, a foreign ATM card, two SIM cards, two voter cards, Plate numbers of stolen vehicles and a toolbox.”

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