Men of the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Army in a joint operation on Tuesday killed 16 operatives of the Eastern Security Network.
A military source which disclosed the development to SaharaReporters on Wednesday, said security operatives on Tuesday night launched an attack on the camp of ESN in Aba, Abia state, killing about 16 of them and injuring others.
This is coming after gunmen killed security operatives in the state and carted away their weapons.
Unknown gunmen have killed more than 20 security operatives in the region in the last three months.
Police stations have also been point of attacks as three stations have been burnt in 2021.
Three policemen were killed in a fresh attack in Ohafia LGA of Abia state on Monday.
The officers were killed while on a ‘stop and search’ operation in Abiriba town.
It was gathered that the gunmen ambushed the policemen and carted away their rifles not long after they arrived in the town for a routine operation.
The slain police officers were identified as Austin Ugwu, Longinus Ugochukwu, and Ama Ifeanyi.