Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)’s Eastern Security Network (ESN) have killed two soldiers during a clash with troops at Adani community in Uzo-Uwani Council Area of Enugu State.
News reports that this was made known in a statement by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.
According to the army statement, troops successfully repelled the attack by ESN terrorists.
The troops were deployed to check the activities of gunmen in the community before gunmen attacked their location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint.
According to a statement, “Nigerian Army troops deployed to checkmate the activities of gunmen at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, yesterday 13 July 2021, repelled Eastern Security Network (ESN) gun attack on troops’ location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint.
“Sadly, during the firefight that ensued, two soldiers paid the supreme price. Troops are currently on the trail of the criminals”.
“We assure the general public of our commitment to provide adequate security in the general area in collaboration with other security agencies. We also urge members of the public to complement the effort of the security agencies by remaining law-abiding and provide useful information on the fleeing gunmen,” the statement added.