Troops Neutralize Unknown Gunmen In Anambra

Troops Neutralize Unknown Gunmen In Anambra
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Mariam Sanni, Abuja

The Military troops of Sector 5 of Exercise GOLDEN DAWN deployed in Anambra have neutralised three unknown gunmen who attacked a Nigerian Police checkpoint along Okija-Onitsha expressway on 7 October 2021.

In a statement , the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu stated that the  gallant troops engaged and overwhelmed the gunmen with superior firepower, forcing them to flee the scene.

He added that the troops however gave them a hot pursuit, and engaged  the gunmen in a gun duel.

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According to him, the 3 gunmen, who drove in 2 Vehicles ( a Hilux and Hummer bus), eventually succumbed to troops’ effective firepower, while others fled with gunshot wounds.

“Troops also recovered one vehicle and 2 motorcycles, while conducting further exploitation of the general area for the fleeing terrorists.

“Unfortunately, a policeman  paid the supreme price, in the line of duty, for his country.

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” The Chief of Army Staff commends the troops for the feat and urges them to sustain the momentum against all criminal elements operating in the region.  The COAS also sympathises with the family of the fallen hero and prays for the repose of his soul,” he noted.


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