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Tension Hits Aba Commercial City As Suspected Gunmen Attack Soldiers

  • Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra have attacked some soldiers on patrol in Aba, Abia state
  • The gunmen were said to have launched the attack on the unsuspecting soldiers at about 3 am on Friday, April 8
  • Sources said the gunmen attacked a military van used by the Nigerian soldiers for their operation in the location

Soldiers operating in the commercial city of Aba, Abia state have been attacked by some yet to be identified gunmen.

The Nation reports that the incident happened in the early hours of Friday, April 8, during a patrol session by the soldiers.

Sources with the commercial city said the attackers laid an ambush for the unsuspecting soldiers along the popular Tonimas junction, Osisioma local government area of Abia state.

It was also gathered that the attackers burnt the patrol van of the soldier whom they attacked at the junction along the Enugu-Aba-Port-Harcourt Expressway.

While the details about possible casualties are yet to be ascertained, a source said the incident which took place at about 3 am caused pandemonium creating apprehension among residents.

A source who spoke to vostvnaija on the incident said there had been a rumour that the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had announced a sit-at-home for today, April 8.

According to the source, the sit-at-home order was in honour of the leader of the IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who would be appearing before a court today.

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