Soldier dumps Nigerian Army, teams up with IPOB

Soldier dumps Nigerian Army, teams up with IPOB
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A soldier identified as Nwagwu Chiwendu has reportedly deserted from the Nigerian Army and allegedly teamed up with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).


The deserter, with service number: 13NA/70/9974, was said to have left the Nigerian Army to team up with the paramilitary arm of IPOB in January this year.

He has, however, been arrested in Imo State and accused of training IPOB members on the use of weapons.


According to a statement quoted by The PUNCH, the suspect confessed to have participated in the killing of one person and abduction of two foreigners, among others in the state.

The statement reads: “13NA/70/9974 Lcpl Nwagwu Chiwendu, deserter personnel of the Nigerian Army. He deserted the NA and joined Eastern Security Network on January 21. He was their main trainer in weapon handling and rose to be the 2ic to Temple who is now the leader of the group in Imo State.

“He served on Operation Hadin Kai and thus has operational experience. He was arrested yesterday during the burial of his father at Mbaise.

“He confessed to killing Gulaq, and confirmed that his camp was responsible for kidnapping the two expatriates along Owerri-Okigwe Road and the killing of two police inspectors escorting them.

“They are the ones that also killed our soldier in the same location and the burning of our Hilux last week. They equally participated in the attack on the Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Owerri. He is currently with the police.”


Source: News Express

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