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What could have been described as a horrible disaster in Imo State was yesterday 29th November, 2021 averted in the continuous war against insurgence, kidnapping, banditry and other forms of crime and criminality in the country, as Troops of Exercise Golden Dawn Sector 3, foiled attempted kidnap of a group of Medical Doctors and Nurses from a Non-governmental Organization NGO, known as Doctors on the move Africa at the location where they were providing free medical care to the people of Amucha Community in Njaba Local Government Area of of the State. 

The kidnap attempt which was carried out by criminal elements suspected to be members of ESN of the proscribed IPOB were neutralized in a joint operation of the men of the Nigerian Army 34 Artillery Brigade, Airforce 211 Quick Response and the Nigerian Police. Details of the operation is contained in the Press Release as attached ■ END

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Troops of EXERCISE GOLDEN DAWN Sector 3 on Monday 29 November 2021 neutralized a member of the outlawed IPOB/ESN in a shootout at Amauju Isu Local Government Area of Imo state.

Members of the outlawed group had attempted to kidnap a group of medical doctors and nurses known as, "Doctors on the move Africa", who were providing free medical care to inhabitants of Amucha Community in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State.

The troops in conjunction with the Nigerian Air Force  211 Quick Response Group  and the Nigerian Police on receipt of actionable intelligence on the criminal plot, swiftly moved in and rescued the medical team. The medical team have been  escorted to a safe location.

The troops afterwards went after the hoodlums and made contact with them at Amauju Isu Local Government Area of Imo state, where they were found enforcing the illegal sit at home order in  Amauju. In the fire fight that ensued, one of the criminals was neutralized, while the others took to their heels. One of them, who had escaped with gun shot wound was later apprehended by the local Vigilante and handed over to the police.

The galant troops recovered one pump action shotgun, 5 live cartridges, one Lexus 300 XR SUV and a mobile phone.


Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

30 Nov 21

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