The Nigeria Army has alleged that an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that exploded in Imo State, causing severe injuries to two members of the Indigenous People of Biafra was planted by the outlawed group.
In a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Thursday in Enugu, he said that the proscribed group and its armed wing, Eastern Security Network targeted the army.
The incident occurred on Wednesday along Eke Ututu-Orsu road in Orsu Local Government Area of the state.
“The dissidents inadvertently stepped on the IED which they had earlier planted along several routes in Orlu, Orsu Local Government Area, while they were attempting to evade troops’ onslaught against terrorists in the area.
“The outlawed group has severally planted IEDs along troops’ patrol routes in a failed effort to bring harm to the troops.
“We urge all peace loving people of the South-East to please inform troops of possible areas where these explosives have been buried for proper evacuation and disposal,” he said.