29th October, 2021
Nigerian troops conducting exercise Golden Dawn have gunned down one of the Biafran National Guard gunmen who attacked troops’ location at Amaekpu, Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State.
The incident occurred on Thursday 28 October 2021.
Army spokesman, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement said the assailants were heavily armed and conveyed in several vehicles.
He said they opened fire on the troops’ location, but were met with stiff resistance by the troops.
“In the encounter, the troops neutralized 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,” he said.