The Troops of 82 Division Nigerian Army in conjunction with other security agencies have arrested Godwin Nnamdi, a notorious leader of the proscribed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State on Saturday 25 December 2021.
According to a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu; “During the clearance operation, troops while conducting Exercise GOLDEN DAWN engaged the dissidents in a fire fight compelling them to take to their heels, leading to the arrest of their leader at a camp suspected to be the fortress of IPOB/ESN elements located at Akpowfu Forest.
“Troops recovered various items including one AK 47 rifle, one magazine containing 21 rounds of 7. 62 mm Special, one handset amongst others.”
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya while commending troops for the successes recorded, charged them to comb and clear all suspected hideouts of criminal elements in their area of responsibility.