Again, five soldiers killed by gunmen in Rivers
Just a little above 24 hours after gunmen killed some soldiers and police officers at security checkpoints in Omagwa and Isiokpo communities in Ikwerre local government area of Rivers State, five other soldiers have also been killed in Abua/Odual local government.
The gunmen, it was gathered, attacked the soldiers guarding staff of an oil company operating in Omelema community on Monday morning, abducting the oil workers.
Residents of the area said the gunmen ambushed the company’s vehicle conveying them to a flow station in the community, saying that out of the six soldiers on the escort four were killed and two wounded.
Details surrounding the attack are still sketchy as the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army declined to comment on the matter at the time of filing this report.
Efforts to get the reactions of the Army 6 Division on the incident did not yield any result as text messages to the Army Public Relations Officer (APRO), were not replied.
Recall that gunmen had on Saturday night attacked several security checkpoints in Isiokpo and Omagwa, killing about nine soldiers, police and customs officers.
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