Military angry over unwarranted killing of five soldiers in Aba by IPOB terrorists

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There is atmosphere of anger in Nigeria’s military high command over the ‘unwarranted’ killing of no fewer than five soldiers at checkpoint by IPOB/ESN terrorists in Aba.

The high command has vowed to retaliate the attack, warning that it would no longer handle with kid gloves attack on their personnel.


Spokesman of the Nigeroa’s Defence Media Operations (DMO), Major General Edward Buba who disclosed the death toll of soldiers killed, noted that troops of OP UDO KA deployed at Obikabia Junction Checkpoint in Obingwa Local Government Areas adjourning Aba metropolis in Abia State were  attacked and sadly killed by terrorist of IPOB/ ESN.


According to him, “The troops deployed to enforce peace in the area and protect the citizens were massed attacked by the terrorist. The terrorist in three tinted Prado Toyota SUVs and others from builtup areas surrounding the checkpoint, sprang a surprise attack on the checkpoint.


“The attack sadly took the lifes of 5 personnel of the armed forces killed in action. The armed forces mourns the death of these troops as each and every soldier lost in battle is a terrible loss. Meanwhile, investigation are ongoing concerning the attack.


“Overall, it must be reinterated that the lifeline of the terrorist is the people and this situation is no exemption. Winning the war without the support of the people is close to impossible. The IPOB capitalised on this to perpetrate  attacks on the troops. The situation leaves more to be desired.


“Accordingly, it is absolutely imperative that the military retaliate against this dastardly act against troops. The military would  be  fierce  in its response. We would bring overwhelming military pressure on the group to ensure  their total defeat.”



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