The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced that it successfully conducted airstrikes on hidden locations belonging to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its militant wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), in Imo and Anambra states in the Southeast region of Nigeria. The NAF made this revelation on Wednesday through a statement issued by Edward Gabkwet, the Director of Public Relations and Information.
According to Gabkwet, the airstrikes were carried out on Tuesday at separate locations, namely Mother Valley Orsumughu in the Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State and Aku Ihube in the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State. The decision to launch these strikes was based on credible intelligence, which suggested that the groups had plans to disrupt civic activities across the Southeast states.
Gabkwet further explained that the air operations were executed in collaboration with ground troops. Specific targets, including locations housing the group’s armory, were identified and successfully targeted by the air component. The airstrikes achieved their intended outcome and were deemed effective.
The statement emphasized the commitment of the NAF and other security agencies in ensuring the safety and freedom of all Nigerians. It also highlighted the importance of support from the public in defeating these criminal elements whose sole purpose is to instill fear and create divisions among the populace.