The Nigerian military has alleged that troops killed a gunman suspected to be a personnel of Biafran National Guard, and injured others in a shootout at Amaekpu, Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State.
Army spokesperson, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, said weapons were also recovered from the gunmen who engaged troops in a shootout on Thursday.
“The assailants, who were heavily armed and conveyed in several vehicles opened fire on the troops’ location, but were met with stiff resistance by the troops. In the encounter, the troops neutralized one gunman, while others abandoned their vehicles and retreated in disarray with gunshot wounds. The troops also recovered a pump action gun, among others.
“While the criminals withdrew, having been overwhelmed, they were promptly intercepted at Eda by troops of Forward Operating Base Ohaozara in Ebonyi State. The troops recovered additional three vehicles and apprehended one of the gunmen,” said the Army spokesperson.