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Abia Government places bounty on killers of Troops in Abia

Boom RadioNG | May 31, 2024
Dr Alex C. Otti Abia State Governor

The Abia State Government has placed a N25m bounty on the killers of five soldiers in the Aba area of the state while condoling with the Chief of Army Staff, Taoreed Lagbaja over the incident.

This was disclosed in a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Culture Okey Kanu saying  “To underscore its resolve, the State Government is offering a N25 million (Twenty-five Million Naira) reward to anyone with useful information that could lead to the location and arrest of any of the criminals connected to the unfortunate killings, and the subsequent state of apprehension across the city of Aba and environs,”.

A day after the incident, the state government has described the incident as an unfortunate one and prayed for the repose of the souls of the gallant soldiers who died on active duty.

The gunmen had on Thursday stormed the military unit at Obikabia Junction, Ogbor Hill area and also burnt the unit as well as a patrol van parked in the unit. Some soldiers were alleged to have escaped the attack by the gunmen.

Dr Alex C. Otti Abia State Governor

Dr Alex C. Otti Abia State Governor

Meanwhile, the military authorities have confirmed the attack on its troops by the terrorists suspected to be the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

According to the defence spokesman, Major General Edward Buba, the attack took place at Obikabia Junction Checkpoint in Obingwa Local Government Areas adjourning Aba metropolis, where troops of Operation Udoka were deployed to enforce peace in the area and protect the citizens.

He added that six civilians were killed in the crossfire that ensued between the terrorists and the troops.

Buba said investigations are ongoing concerning the attack, stressing the military will retaliate the attack on its troops with their response brutal.

Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG

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