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Security agents uncover shallow graves, exhume dead bodies, set ‘illegal’ camp ablaze

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The worsening security condition in Igbo-Eze North local government area of Enugu state has taken a dangerous bend as security operatives in the area uncovered a shallow graves with dead bodies on Friday.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the graves which were few metres away from a camp alleged to be owned by Eastern Security Network, ESN, the security arm of the secessionist Biafra group.

The Biafra flag was also said to be hoisted inside the camp with foam, plates, pots and other cooking utensils found.

WITHIN NIGERIA source revealed that the graves were found inside thick forest in Iyionu/Aguibeje, Igbo-Eze North local government area of Enugu state.

According to our source, the security agents which comprised of the Nigerian Army and members of Neighborhood Watch stormed into the forest, exhumed bodies and set the camp ablaze.

Though no arrest was made as occupants of the said camp were nowhere to be found, one of the exhumed bodies who was identified by his elder brother has been buried.

Security agents exhuming one of the shallow graves

While the circumstances surrounding the burial of these victims in shallow graves remain shrouded in secrecy, WITHIN NIGERIA gathered might be the ESN members who died protecting the interest of the group.

One of the victims simply identified as Ebenezer has been buried at his hometown, Aguibeje Igbo-Eze North local government area while the security agents continue to comb the area for more facts about the other victims.

Recall that for some months now, following the declaration of sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Igbo-Eze North local government area has been embroiled in security challenges ranging from kidnapping to outright murder of many residents.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that greater percent of the council area has been deserted by the residents for fear of kidnapping or any other security challenges.

One of the military personnel destroying the camp

At present, there are three security outfits in the council area, each trying to exert greater measure of control.

The Eastern Security Network,ESN is battling with Fulani herdsmen and Nigerian Army and Police one front while the Ebubeagu security outfit is at dagger’s drawn with ESN and criminal elements in the area, a situation that has led to anarchy in the council area.

However, the ESN is yet to release a statement to that effect even as many people are also afraid that with the new development, the security situation may worsen.

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