The gunmen who allegedly attacked troops' location at Amaekpu in the Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State on Thursday
Arrested member of the Biafran National Guard
Soldiers from the Nigerian army have eliminated a suspected Biafran National Guard gunman during a shootout.
Army said the incident happened while soldiers were conducting Exercise Golden Dawn.
According to the army, the deceased was among a group of gunmen who allegedly attacked troops' location at Amaekpu in the Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State on Thursday, October 28, 2021.
A statement by Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu said: "The assailants, who were heavily armed and conveyed in several vehicles opened fire on the troops’ location, but were met with stiff resistance by the troops.
"In the encounter, the troops neutralized one gunman, while others abandoned their vehicles and retreated in disarray with gunshot wounds. The troops also recovered a pump-action gun, among others.
"While the criminals withdrew, having been overwhelmed, they were promptly intercepted at Eda by troops of forwarding Operating Base Ohaozara in Ebonyi State. The troops recovered additional three vehicles and apprehended one of the gunmen." The statement added.