IPOB targets Imo army base

Soldiers from the Nigerian Army are said to have stopped rebels from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from attacking the Forward Operating Base in Imo State.

The Army said that the soldiers on the ground fiercely resisted the IPOB rebels’ attempts to storm its base.

Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the director of army public relations, said in a statement on Tuesday that during the intense gunfight that broke out on August 20, the soldiers detained two fighters and killed one.