Unknown Gunmen Kills Six Soldiers In A Gun Battle In Ohafia, Abia State.
Unknown gunmen had stormed the Ebem motor park, shot sporadically in the air and fled to the Amangwu area of Ohafia.
When soldiers of the 14 Brigade of the Nigeria Army got wind of the incident, they went in search of the hoodlums in the community.
However, the soldiers who could not arrest any of the hoodlums, reinforced and returned to Amangwu community.
On the soldiers second visit, the unknown gunmen engaged the soldiers in a gun battle which reportedly lasted for several hours.
During the gun battle, six soldiers were killed while an undisclosed number of the unknown gunmen were also shot dead.
A native of Amangwu Ohafia, who simply gave his name as Udo, and resides in Umuahia, told Vanguard that one of his relatives called him on phone at about 4.30 am and told him he was calling from inside the bush where they had gone to take refuge.
Residents of Elu, Ebem, and other adjoining villages in Ohafia, are reportedly living in fear.
Effort to contact the Army spokesman, 14 Brigade, Ohafia, Capt. Iliya Dauda, was unsuccessful as at press time.