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Gunmen Attack Anambra Community, Kill Five Soldiers

Umunze community in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra state has suffered an attack from gunmen leaving five (5) soldiers dead and one (1) of the assailants as well. This is closely following the attack on a military checkpoint in Enugu a neighboring state, which ThavMedia had reported.

Reports say that the incident had occurred at about 01:00 p.m. on Wednesday the 28th of September and had left locals in a state of despair and despondency.

 

According to reports from a local news medium, TheRazor News, the soldiers killed in Anambra were moving in a minibus when they were attacked by the hoodlums.

A security source, who confirmed the incident, described the attack as terrible, saying five soldiers lost their lives.

“I don’t really know what Anambra is turning into because of these hoodlums.

“I was told the military men were moving in their vehicle when the assailants struck along that Umunze -Umunneochi road around 2 pm.”

“But I assure you that those who did this will be apprehended. Our men have moved with other sister agencies. They must not go free. Our CP (Commissioner of Police), Echeng Echeng is a field man.”

Another source said, “Nobody saw any sign of the presence of those criminals, what we heard were gunshots like a war zone.

“Some of us who were close to the bank ran for our dear lives. The criminals took the soldiers unawares, the reason they got all of them.”

The state police command has confirmed the incident, even though the casualty figure was not disclosed.

SaharaReporters reports that the command’s spokesman, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirming the incident said, “There was shooting close to Zenith Bank in Umunze.”

He said the details had not been received, adding that the incident happened between 12-1.30 pm.

However, he said the command had deployed security operatives to secure the area, adding that those responsible for such an act must regret it.

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