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Unknown Gunmen Attack Soldiers In Imo Community

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The 34 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Obinze, Owerri have announced that some yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Monday attacked its officers on patrol at Izombe community, Oguta council area of Imo State.

Capt. Joseph Akubo who is the Brigade’s Spokesperson offered this confirmation this while speaking with newsmen in Owerri.

According to Akubo, the incident happened after soldiers were drafted to the oil-rich community to checkmate youth restiveness and other crimes in the area.

He explained that some unidentified persons on Saturday attacked and killed a truck driver, prompting increased patrol by the soldiers.

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‘The soldiers were on routine patrol in the area when they came under attack by armed youths.

‘Two days ago, a truck driver was killed; coupled with other criminal activities which had necessitated increased patrol.

‘The soldiers were on normal patrol when they came under attack,’ he said.

Akubo, however, said he had yet to confirm the casualty figure as the youths were still engaging the soldiers in fierce battle.

‘I cannot tell you the casualty figure because the armed youths are still attacking our men who are taking cover in the buildings in the neighbourhood,’ he said.

In another report, aPrivate Soldier attached to the 82 division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu whose name has been identified as Saeed Sabo, is presently in police custody for stabbing a 34-year-old man to death in Umuahia, Abia State. 

The 34-year-old man whose name was given as Offor Uchenna, a native of Olokoro in Umuahia South, Abia State, was said to have been stabbed on the right side of his chest, below his breast, by the soldier attached to a Chinese construction company in Umuahia, Abia State.

The Eastern Updates gathered that an altercation ensued between the duo at about 10am on Saturday around Umuahia railway station following the soldier’s inability to pay for goods he previously bought before buying a new one.

The Eastern Updates

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