Nigerian troops kill suspected Biafran National Guard gunman In Abia
Nigerian troops conducting Exercise Golden Dawn have killed a suspected Biafran National Guard gunman.
WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the deceased was among the gunmen who allegedly attacked troops’ location at Amaekpu in the Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State on Thursday, October 28, 2021.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday said the troops repelled an attack by the assailants who were described as heavily armed.
Nwachukwu said, “The assailants, who were heavily armed and conveyed in several vehicles opened fire on the troops’ location, but were met with stiff resistance by the troops.
“In the encounter, the troops neutralised one gunman, while others abandoned their vehicles and retreated in disarray with gunshot wounds. The troops also recovered a pump-action gun, among others.
“While the criminals withdrew, having been overwhelmed, they were promptly intercepted at Eda by troops of Forward Operating Base Ohaozara in Ebonyi State. The troops recovered additional three vehicles and apprehended one of the gunmen.”