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Two soldiers killed during gun battle with ESN members in Enugu

Two soldiers have been killed by unknown gunmen on Tuesday at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu state.

Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who disclosed this in a statement, said the troops were killed while they tried to repel Eastern Security Network (ESN) gun attack.

Nwachukwu stated that “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.”

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