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Army Kills Several Suspected ‘Unknown Gunmen’ In South-East

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Army Kills Several Suspected 'Unknown Gunmen' In South-East
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The Nigerian Army says troops of Sector 5 of Exercise Golden Dawn deployed in Enugu State, have neutralised three unknown gunmen who attacked a Nigerian Police checkpoint along Okija-Onitsha expressway on 7 October.

According to a statement released on Saturday by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu made available to ABN TV, the troops engaged and overwhelmed the gunmen, forcing them to flee the scene.

“Troops however gave them a hot pursuit, and engaged the gunmen in a gun duel. The 3 gunmen, who drove in 2 Vehicles ( a Hilux and Hummer bus), eventually succumbed to troops’ effective firepower, while others fled with gunshot wounds.”

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Furthermore, the Army said it recovered one vehicle and 2 motorcycles from the criminals, while unfortunately losing a soldier.

“Unfortunately, a soldier paid the supreme price, in the line of duty, for his country.

“The Chief of Army Staff Commends the troops for the feat and urges them to sustain the momentum against all criminal elements operating in the region. The COAS also sympathises with the family of the fallen hero and prays for the repose of his soul,” it adds.

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