Unknown Gunmen Kill Truck Driver, Attack Nigerian Troops on Patrol in Imo
After killing a driver of Dangote truck, unknown gunmen have attacked troops of the Nigerian Army in Imo State.
The troops of 34 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Obinze, Owerri, were attacked while on patrol at Izombe community, Oguta council area of Imo.
PRNigeria gathered that two days ago, a Dangote Truck driver was killed and coupled with other criminal activities, the troops were deployed to maintain peace and order before they came under attack.
The Brigade’s spokesman, Capt. Joseph Akubo, who confirmed the incident said the gunmen attacked the officers who were on patrol at Izombe community, Oguta local government area of the state.
He confirmed that the incident occurred after soldiers were drafted to the oil-rich community to check youth restiveness and other crimes in the area.
Akubo said: “The soldiers were on routine patrol in the area when they came under attack by armed youths.
“Two days ago, a truck driver was killed; coupled with other criminal activities which had necessitated increased patrol.
“The soldiers were on normal patrol when they came under attack.”
He, however, said the casualty figure has not been ascertained as the youths are still engaging the soldiers in a fierce battle.
“I cannot tell you the casualty figure because the armed youths are still attacking our men who are taking cover in the buildings in the neighbourhood,” he added
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Report By: PRNigeria.com