Panic In Delta As Military Helicopters Bomb Suspected IPOB Camps

Fighter plane deployed by the Nigerian navy have been combing some communities in Delta State and raining strikes on forests that are suspected to be hideouts of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). 

SaharaReporters learnt that there’s panic in communities akin to Anwai in Asaba, Ugwuwaosu and Ugbolu because the navy plane rained strikes. 

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Residents have mentioned the plane they sighted flew low over homes.

“The helicopters passed two times this morning and then we heard booms. Why are they targeting non-existent IPOB and where were they when faceless Fulani herdsmen wrote a threat letter to attack Delta?

“The military aircraft has been disturbing the serenity of our communities and this should stop. We have babies, small children and aged persons who can die from shock,” a resident lamented as he spoke with SaharaReporters.

The state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Ari, confirmed {that a} safety crew led by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) led an operation the place some IPOB have been bombed in Delta State.

Earlier, Ari had mentioned the police used helicopter within the state capital round lllah to disperse members of IPOB and ship a sign to them that the command is in cost.

He mentioned, “Illah is the base of IPOB. They come from Onitsha, Anambra State to regroup in Illah. We must tell them they are not welcomed in the state. Delta State would be hot for them. Once we identify them from the air, we shall make sure we send them parking and if care is not taken, deal with them the way they want.”

But the performing police public relations officer, DSP Bright Edafe, described the stress within the space as a hoax.

Edafe mentioned individuals have been simply spreading rumours, insisting that there was nothing like an assault locally.

“There is nothing like that in Okpanam, the area is peaceful. If they hear a gunshot, they will begin to speculate about what is not happening. I can tell you that what is going on in Okpanam is a situation issue which I will not discuss in public,” Edafe mentioned.

Residents within the state capital, Asaba and neighbouring cities together with Okpanam have turn out to be extra safety acutely aware since final month’s nameless letter threatening to assault Asaba and Agbor if Governor Ifeanyi Okowa doesn’t withdraw his assist for the ban on open grazing within the southern a part of the nation.

The bombing triggered rigidity in Asaba, the capital of Delta State, particularly elements of lllah neighborhood, Oshimili North native authorities space as a mixed crew of policemen and navy officers used helicopters to raid the realm.

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Panic In Delta As Military Helicopters Bomb Suspected IPOB Camps

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