By Newsie Events Media:
Two soldiers has been confirmed dead after an alleged attack by the Eastern Security Network, the Nigerian Army says.
The incident took place at the Iggah/Asaba checkpoint in the Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu state.
According to the director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, who revealed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said the hoodlums attacked troops deployed to checkmate separatist gunmen’s activities at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani local government area.
According to him, the gunmen shot dead two soldiers during the firefight that ensued, adding that “troops are currently on the trail of the criminals.”
The release reads;
“Nigerian Army troops deployed to checkmate the activities of gunmen at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, yesterday 13 July 2021, repelled Eastern Security Network (ESN) gun attack on troops’ location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint.
“Sadly, during the fire fight that ensued, two soldiers paid the supreme price. Troops are currently on the trail of the criminals.
“We assure the general public of our commitment to provide adequate security in the general area in collaboration with other security agencies. We also urge members of the public to complement the effort of the security agencies by remaining law abiding and provide useful information on the fleeing gunmen.”
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