Two Soldiers Killed as Troops Clash with Gunmen in Enugu

- Arinze Gideon in Enugu

Two soldiers of the Nigerian Army have been killed by unknown gunmen in Enugu State.

The latest attack came barely one week after assailants shot dead the Director General, Scientific Equipment Developmen­t Institute (SEDI), Enugu, Prof. Samuel Ndubuisi at the Centenary City Junction axis of the Enugu-Port

Harcourt Expressway.

The Army has since mounted a road block along the expressway to forestall future attacks on citizens in the state.

A statement by the Army Public Relations Officer, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said that the soldiers were killed on Tuesday at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state as they tried to repel Eastern Security Network (ESN) gun attack.

Nwachukwu said the group attacked the troops’ location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint.

The statement said that two soldiers paid the supreme price during the firefight that ensued.

“Sadly, during the fire-fight that ensued, two soldiers paid the supreme price. Troops are currently on the trail of the criminals,” the statement said.

While noting that the troops are currently on the trail of the criminals, Nwachukwu urged the public to provide useful informatio­n on the fleeing gunmen to the force.

“We assure the general public of our commitment to provide adequate security in the general area in collaborat­ion with other security agencies.

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