Two soldiers were feared killed in Abia State yesterday during a sit-at-home declared by outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
The attack occurred at an army outpost at Obikabia junction in Aba North Local Government Area (LGA).

This comes after an Army outpost at Milverton by Asa road in Aba South LGA was attacked.

Hooded gunmen, dressed in black, struck at 10 am.

IPOB declared yesterday’s sit-at-home to remember those who fought in Nigeria-Biafra civil war (1967-1970).

It called for a regional lockdown to mak what it tagged Biafra Heroes Day.

It was learnt the soldiers were deployed from 14 Brigade Headquarters, Ohafia, but were attached to 144 Battalion in Ukwa West LGA.

A resident, Henry Uzo, said the people of Umuola, Ukaegbu and Obikabia now live in fear following the incident.

He said are leaving their home for fear of reprisal.

Another resident, Gideon Achilihu, said: “The gunmen, about 12, pulled up in a black Prado and another SUV near the army checkpoint at 9 am.

May 31, 2024

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