How Gunmen attack left soldier dead, another injured in Abia| Read Details


How Gunmen attack left soldier dead, another injured in Abia| Read Details

Gunmen on Friday night attacked operatives of the Nigeria army, 14 Brigade, Ohafia, leaving one killed and another injured at Milverton avenue, close to Aba park in the commercial city of Abia state.

The yet-to-be-identified gunmen were said to have attacked the military outpost at the Aba main motor park along Asa road around 8pm.

On Saturday, the crime scene was flooded with operatives of the Nigerian Army, with many fearing a reprisal.

Reacting to the incident, governor Alex Otti in a statement issued on Saturday evening by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Kazie Uko commiserated with the affected families and called for calm.

The statement read;

The Governor of Abia State, His Excellency Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, has been made aware of an incident that occurred at the Milverton area of Aba, on Friday evening, involving men of the Nigeria Army and some criminal elements.

The incident, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Homeland Security, Mr. Chukwunenye Alajemba, left a soldier dead and another wounded, and currently receiving treatment at a hospital.

The Governor wishes to commiserate with the Nigeria Army over this unfortunate occurrence and commends the officers and men of the force for exercising restraint in the face of this unprovoked attack.

He specifically thanked the Commander 14 Brigade, Ohafia, Brigadier General O.O. Diya, for his prompt intervention and ensuring that peace continues to prevail in the city of Aba.

Governor Otti by this statement calls on the general public to remain calm and advices residents to go about their lawful businesses without fear, and to cooperate with relevant security agencies by providing them with useful information as they work to fish out the perpetrators of this heinous attack.