The Nigerian Army says a team of security operatives has foiled another attack on Police Area Command in Orlu, Imo, by suspected terrorists of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
Yerima said that a gang of terrorists mounted on vehicles stormed Orlu town on May 6, with the intention to attack the compound housing the Area Command and Police Station in Orlu Local Government Area.
He said that the attackers were resisted by vigilant police personnel at the command, adding that they were completely obliterated when a reinforcement team of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force arrived at the scene.
According to him, the assailants, who have been on the radar of the Joint Technical Intelligence Team, were said to have come from a Forest Camp in Ideato North Local Government Area of the state from where they mobilised and planned the failed attack.
Source: Guardian Newspaper