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ESN gunmen kill soldiers in Enugu attack

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of two soldiers during an attack by the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

• July 14, 2021
Eastern Security Network (ESN) and Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major-General Farouk Yahaya
Eastern Security Network (ESN) and Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major-General Farouk Yahaya

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of two soldiers during an attack by the Eastern Security Network (ESN) on their location at the Iggah/Asaba checkpoint in the Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu.

The director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said the hoodlums attacked troops deployed to checkmate separatist gunmen’s activities at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani local government area.

According to him, the gunmen shot dead two soldiers during the firefight that ensued, adding that “troops are currently on the trail of the criminals.”

He said further, “We assure the general public of our commitment to provide adequate security in the general area in collaboration with other security agencies.

“We also urge members of the public to complement the effort of the security agencies by remaining law-abiding and provide useful information on the fleeing gunmen.”

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