Soldiers hitched to the 144 Battalion of the 14 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Abia State, have putatively assassinated four (4) gunmen in Aba, the merchant pivot of Abia state. The incident, which occurred at about 2pm, yesterday, took place at the Uratta, Aba axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
It was collected that the bandits, in black attires, had earlier paraded the popular streets and markets yesterday, reprimanding traders and residents of a unforeseen onus of a two-day sit-at-home instruction flayed for today and tomorrow.
The armed gunmen were said to have warned residents about the consequences of flattering the edict. Reports have it that the sit-at-home that is to be observed all over the southeastern states is in opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari’s intended visit to Ebonyi State, tomorrow.
An etymology voiced that while the hoodlums were moving about disseminating their info, which plunged some shop owners to close down for business, that on getting to the Uratta Junction, they engaged soldiers in a gun clash. In the gun war ignited, four of the gunmen, including their 001, were ostensibly killed, while others scampered with gunshot lacerations. A military origin at the 14 Brigade, who begged his name not to be made known, said some gunmen had a showdown with soldiers of 144 battalion based at the Uratta axis of the Enugu-Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway.
The fount announced the clash led to the elimination of four of the hoodlums, while others had injuries. The origin equally attained the recovery of talisman and life tortoise from the killed suspected leader of the group.