Biafra Day: Gunmen kill soldiers in Aba, set patrol vehicle on fire


Gunmen have killed at least four soldiers in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State.

It was gathered that about 15 gunmen enforcing sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) attacked soldiers at about 8a.m. at a military checkpoint in Obikabia Junction.

A military patrol truck was also set on fire. Videos of the incident have gone viral on social media.

The sit-at-home order which disrupted business activities in the south-east region was to mark the annual Biafra Day.

Premium Times reported that a witness who identified himself as Marvelous said four soldiers were killed during the attack while one other soldier was seriously injured.

“Four of the soldiers were killed. The other soldier sustained serious gunshot injury. I am not sure he will survive it,” Marvelous said.

“The gunmen came in black Highlander (SUV). Even some ordinary people sustained gunshot injuries,” he added.

The newspaper said it could not get comments from the spokesperson of the 14 Brigade of the Nigeria Army in Ohafia, Abia State, Innocent Omale.

It also said a spokesperson of the 82 Division Jonah Unuakhalu refused to confirm the attack.