Army has killed gunmen and lost a soldier in Enugu State.
EKOHOTBLOG reports that no fewer than three unknown gunmen have been killed by the Nigerian Army in a gun battle between the hoodlums and troops of Sector 5 of Exercise GOLDEN DAWN deployed in Enugu State.
This was disclosed via a statement by the Army Public Relations Officer, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Saturday.
Nwachukwu added that the army lost an officer in the confrontation.
The Army Public Relations Officer further claimed that the unknown gunmen were responsible for the attack on a Nigerian Police checkpoint along Okija-Onitsha expressway on October 7, 2021.
Nwachukwu stated, “Troops of Sector 5 of Exercise GOLDEN DAWN deployed in Enugu, have neutralised three unknown gunmen who attacked a Nigerian Police checkpoint along Okija-Onitsha expressway on 7 October 2021.
“The gallant troops engaged and overwhelmed the gunmen with superior firepower, 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.
“Troops also recovered one vehicle and 2 motorcycles, while conducting further exploitation of the general area for the fleeing terrorists. 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,” the Army Public Relations Officer said.
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