On Saturday, December 25, 2021, troops from the Nigerian Army’s 82nd Division, in collaboration with other security agencies, arrested Godwin Nnamdi, a notorious leader of the proscribed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN), in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
“During the clearance operation, troops engaged the dissidents in a fire fight while conducting Exercise GOLDEN DAWN, compelling them to take to their heels, leading to the arrest of their leader at a camp suspected to be the fortress of IPOB/ESN elements located at Akpowfu Forest,” said Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations.
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“Among the items recovered by troops were an AK 47 rifle, a magazine containing 21 rounds of 7.62 mm Special, and a handset.”
While praising troops for their achievements, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, charged them to comb and clear all suspected criminal hideouts in their area of responsibility.