Five Soldiers, Civilian Allegedly Killed By Gunmen In Anambra


Gunmen on Wednesday afternoon attacked and allegedly killed five soldiers and an unidentified civilian in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra state.

According to an eyewitness, the incident happened opposite Zenith Bank in Umunze.

The source said that the incident happened between 1 pm and 2 pm. It was gathered that the soldiers were in a Sienna vehicle when the hoodlums attacked them.

When contacted, the spokesman of the Anambra Police Command, Ikenga Tochukwu, said that he cannot confirm if soldiers were killed but can only state that there was a shooting in Orumba.

He noted that he can only speak for the police and not the military.

“I cannot confirm if soldiers were killed, but I can only confirm the shooting along Umunze road opposite Zenith Bank,” he said.

Ikenga also stated that the command had deployed its men to maintain peace and order in the area. He further said that the details of the incident had not been obtained, noting that the incident happened between 12-1.30 pm.


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