Army vows ferocious retaliation of killing of soldiers in Aba

Nigerian Army on Friday promised a fierce retaliation of killing of  five  soldiers in Aba, Abia State, stressing that

Troops of OP UDO KA deployed at Obikabia Junction Checkpoint in Obingwa Local Government Areas adjourning Aba metropolis in Abia State were on Thursday attacked and sadly killed by terrorist of IPOB/ ESN.

The Major General, Director Defence Media Operations, Edward Buba in a statement said the troops deployed to enforce peace in the area and protect the citizens were massed attacked by the terrorist.

‘’The terrorist in 3 tinted Prado Toyota SUVs and others from built-up areas surrounding the checkpoint, sprang a surprise attack on the checkpoint.

The attack sadly took the lives of five personnel of the armed forces killed in action. The armed forces mourn the death of these troops as each and every soldier lost in battle is a terrible loss. Meanwhile, investigation is ongoing concerning the attack.”

He reiterated that the lifeline of the terrorist is the people and this situation is no exemption.

“Winning the war without the support of the people is close to impossible. The IPOB capitalised on this to perpetrate attacks on the troops. The situation leaves more to be desired.

“Accordingly, it is absolutely imperative that the military retaliate against this dastardly act against troops. The military would  be  fierce  in its response. We would bring overwhelming military pressure on the group to ensure  their total defeat,” the statement added.

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