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Nigerian Army discovers explosive device along Owerri - Orlu Road, holds IPOB responsible for planting explosives

The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have uncovered four Improvised Explosive Devices planted by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra for motorists and other road users along the Orlu-Owerri Road in Imo State.

The army said the troops,who were on a reinforcement mission to Mgbidi/Awo Mmama, detected the IEDs planted at about 15 meters apart on both sides of the road and safely defused them.

According to Army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, no casualty was recorded during the defusing of the bombs and that the troops conducting Exercise GOLDEN DAWN Sector 3 have thwarted an attempt by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN) to unleash mayhem on residents of Mgbidi and Awo Mmamma communities in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo state.

He also added that the troops are currently on the trail of the criminals.

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