Gunmen have been reportedly killed six soldiers in Adani in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.
It was gathered that the soldiers were killed early hours of Tuesday at the military checkpoint along Nsukka-Adani-Anambra Federal Highway.
A reliable security source told newsmen that the gunmen attacked the location of the soldiers at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint on Tuesday morning.
The Nigerian Army has confirmed the attack, noting the hoodlums were being trailed after.
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General, Onyema Nwachukwu, who confirmed the incident in a text message in response to inquires on the incident, accused the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Eastern Security Network of being behind the attack.
According to the message titled, ‘Troops repel ESN attack on their location at Adani’, Nwachukwu, however, said that only two soldiers were killed during the attack while the soldiers repelled the hoodlums.
He said, “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 gun attack on troops’ location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint.
“Sadly, during the firefight 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.”