TROOPS NEUTRALIZE NOTORIOUS IPOB/ESN GUNMAN EJIKE, THREE OTHERS IN ANAMBRA
Troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralized four Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network in a fiery gun battle at the Ihiala town of Anambra State.
In a press statement e-signed and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the Nigerian Army’s Spokesperson, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu stated that, “Troops of Nigerian Army (NA) have neutralized four Indigenous Peoples of Biafra/Eastern Security Network gunmen at Ihiala town in Anambra State. The gunmen who were out enforcing the illegally imposed sit-at-home order fired sporadically in and around a filling station in Ihiala town. On receipt of a distress call, troops of the NA launched out to the location to restore normalcy. On intercepting the dissidents, a fire fight ensued and the gallant troops neutralized their leader, Ejike and three others.”
According to Nwachukwu, “Items recovered from the gunmen during the encounter include one motorcycle, two pump action double barrel guns, 12 live cartridges and substances suspected to be cannabis amongst others.”
“Sadly, one combat vehicle conveying troops was involved in an accident during the operation following a technical fault. One gallant officer and a soldier paid the supreme price in the accident, while two sustained injuries. The injured are currently responding to treatment at a military hospital.”
While we pray for the repose of the souls of deceased personnel, the general public are enjoined to continue to support the military and other security agencies through the provision of timely and accurate information that could enhance ongoing operations and ultimately, restore peace and stability in the region.