EBONYI: Two soldiers gunned down by unknown assailant at military checkpoint


Two soldiers keeping guard at a military checkpoint located at Timber Junction area in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi state have been killed by unknown gunmen.

A report by the Nation revealed that the assailants attacked the checkpoint on Monday night, April 26, in a white bus and as the military men stopped them for a search, they opened fire on them.

The gunmen thereafter carted away the rifles of the deceased military men.

“It’s a very sad situation here. They said it was people suspected to be gunmen, who came to the checkpoint at Timber Shade (boundary Ehugbo and Amasiri) in white bus.

As usual, it appeared the military were checking them and all of a sudden, they opened fire on them. Two of the military men, a man and woman, died. Others ran away.

The area is as quiet as the graveyard. These bordering villages used to be very busy and people here are farmers and traders. But the moment that happened, people started going home. Nobody is seen outside as I speak to you. Every place is calm. There is fear here now. The world is about to end” a resident said.



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