Troops of the Joint Task Force, South East, Operation UDO KA II, on Thursday arrested two suspects while conducting a clearance operation in some parts of Imo State to apprehend “terrorists” of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its paramilitary arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

The JTF, in a statement Friday by Lieutenant Colonel Jonah Unuakhalu, said the operation was conducted along Ihioma-Ihittenansa in the Orsu Local Government Area and Okigwe-Umulolo in the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State.

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“The clearance operations were aimed at identifying and destroying possible camps of the fleeing IPOB/ESN terrorists killing and maiming, as well as extorting innocent citizens of the South-East region in the name of agitation,” it said.

Five CCTV cameras, two laptops and a charger, as well as eight mobile phones, three boots, camouflage shorts, two motorcycles, and a beret were also recovered, according to the statement.