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2 soldiers killed as troops engage IPOB ESN gunmen at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint, says Army

Two soldiers were killed during an exchange of gunfire between gunmen suspected to be from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Eastern Security Network (ESN) and the Nigerian Army troops on Tuesday.

The troops were deployed to Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State to checkmate the activities of gunmen in the area.

Nigerian Army Spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said in a statement that the gun duel took place at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint and it took place on Tuesday.

According to the 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 fire fight 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.”

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