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Anambra: Gunmen Ambush Army Convoy, 2 Soldiers Feared Dead

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A devastating attack in Anambra State’s Ogbaru Local Government Area has left two military officers dead. The officers were part of a five-man team traveling through Ogwu-Ikpele community when their truck came under fire from unknown gunmen.

Tuesday’s brutal assault in Ogwu-Ikpele community has sent shockwaves through the region. According to an eyewitness, the 8:10 a.m. attack left one officer fighting for their life, in addition to the two tragic fatalities. The Army has responded with force, descending upon the community with intense gunfire.

The gunmen, who had been lying in wait, sprang a deadly ambush on the unsuspecting soldiers at the Amaja crossroads in Ogwu-Ikpele, then beat a hasty retreat into the nearby underbrush.

The Anambra State Police Command is still in the dark about the recent incident, according to SP Tochukwu Ikenga, the Police Public Relations Officer. He stated that the command has not received any reports or information about the attack.

According to the eye “Five Army officers conveying oil production workers from Ogwu-Ikpele to Umunzarabia location, were ambushed at Amaja area of Ogwu-Ikpele by yet to unknown gunmen, two people were killed in the process while one person was injured.”

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“As we speak now, Army officers have taken over the whole of Ogwu- Ikpele, with heavy shooting going on in the community. No part of the community is safe, there is fear that the Army will embark on reprisal attack.

As of now, the Anambra State Police Command has no information about the incident, according to SP Tochukwu Ikenga, the Police Public Relations Officer, who clarified that the command is still in the process of gathering facts and awaiting official reports.

When reached for comment, Lt. Col. Jonathan, the Army’s spokesman in the state, sidestepped the issue, neither confirming nor denying the attack. He pledged to provide an update but had yet to do so at the time of publication, despite multiple attempts to contact him.

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