The Nigerian military will continue its operations in the South-East despite the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Military sources have revealed that the Nigerian Army and the fighter aircraft combing the South-East states will continue their operations.
It was gathered that IPOB and its security wing, Eastern Security Network are believed to have migrated deep into the Cameroonian territory, from where they will launch out at a future time.
The military sources told SaharaReporters that the mission in the region has not been accomplished.
According to the sources, the army is yet to order the withdrawal of troops from South-East or to stop its operations.
“The military operation will continue in the South-East. Fighter aircraft will continue to comb forests and hideouts based on intelligence. It will not stop; it will only intensify with Kanu’s arrest. There is a strong suspected alliance with groups in Cameroon and even operational joint training camps. The military is working on this intel,” one of the sources revealed.
Recall that IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu was reportedly rearrested in Kenya and extradited back to Nigeria on the 27th of June, 2021.
He was then arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako who ordered his remand in the custody of the DSS until his next trial date.
Kanu, who is facing an 11-count charge of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism and illegal possession of firearms, among others, jumped bail in 2017 and left the country, only to re-emerge in Israel and then in the United Kingdom.