Troops of Joint Security Team have raided a suspected Indigeneous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network, IPOB/ESNhideout located in Mgbowo, Awgu Local Government Area in Enugu State and arrested two ring leaders of the groups.
A statement by the Acting Deputy Director Public Relations, 82 Division Nigerian Army, Major Abubakar Abdullahi said the suspects are currently undergoing interrogation with a security agency.
The statement said “it should be noted that, contrary to IPOB/ESN propaganda video, there was no incident of indiscriminate firing or unprovoked burning of houses during the raid.
The joint operation in Agwu was conducted in the night and there was no destruction of any private property involved.
According to 82 Division, “The trending videos in circulation claiming to represent the aftermath of the night operation is not portraying the Agwu operation.
It is meant to whip up sentiment and incite the public against the Army.
Meanwhile, Investigation into the video is ongoing to ascertain when and where it was shot and those involved.
Any personnel found culpable would be sanctioned accordingly.
Updates will be communicated when investigation is completed.
Members of the public were advised to disregard such propaganda materials intended to mislead the public as the army says it shall continue to support other security agencies.
Troops arrest two ring leaders of IPOB/ESN