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Nigerian Army Reacts To Killing of Soldiers in Abia, Assures Overwhelming Military Pressure On Group To Ensure Total Defeat

The Nigerian Army on Friday issued a press statement assuring that the military will be fierce in its response with overwhelming pressure on the group that attacked troops of operation UDO KA in Aba on 30th May 2024.

According to the release made available to newsmen and signed by the Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, the attack sadly took the lives of 5 personnels of the armed forces on Operations.

While disclosing that the armed forces mourns the death of those who lost their lives in the attack as each and every soldier lost in battle is a terrible loss, he assured that investigations are ongoing concerning the attack.

According to the release, the Troops of OP UDO KA were deployed at Obikabia Junction Checkpoint in Obingwa Local Government Areas adjourning Aba metropolis in Abia State to
enforce peace in the area and protect the citizens when they were allegedly attacked by terrorist of IPOB/ ESN.

He revealed that the terrorist arrived the junction in three tinted Prado Toyota SUVs as well as others from built-up areas, surrounded the checkpoint and sprang a surprise attack on the checkpoint.

The Major General reiterated that the lifeline of the terrorist is the people even as he posited that this situation is no exemption, saying that winning the war without the support of the people is close to impossibl, while stating that the IPOB capitalised on this to perpetrate attacks on the troops.

He further stated that it is absolutely imperative that the military retaliate against what he described as dastardly act against troops, noting that the military would be fierce in its response while maintaining that the military would bring overwhelming military pressure on the group to ensure their total defeat.



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