No fewer than two members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN) have been inflicted with varying degrees of injuries after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) they planted exploded in the Orsu axis of Enugu State.
The exploded IED was said to have caused severe injuries to the victims of the outlawed group while they were attempting to evade troops’ onslaught against terrorists in the area.
Confirming the incident, the Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, said that the incident occurred along Eke Ututu – Orsu Road in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo on June 1, 2022.
Nwachukwu disclosed through a statement released on Thursday, in Enugu, that the IED was earlier planted along several routes in Orlu, Orsu Local Government Area before it exploded.
“The dissidents inadvertently stepped on the IED which they had earlier planted along several routes in Orlu, Orsu Local Government Area, while they were attempting to evade troops’ onslaught against terrorists in the area.
“The outlawed group has severally planted IEDs along troops’ patrol routes in a failed effort to bring harm to the troops,” he said.
The spokesman further urged all residents of the South-East to inform troops of possible areas where these explosives have been buried for proper evacuation and disposal.