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JUST IN: Soldiers killed as gunmen attack gov Soludo’s home town

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Gunmen on Saturday morning attacked Isuofia community in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, where governor Chukwuma Soludo comes from.

Sources said no fewer than two soldiers and four of the ragtag gunmen died during gun battle.

News Band gathered that the criminal elements first attacked the soldiers at a checkpoint killing two, before the army officers gave them a hot chase and killed four of the gunmen in the process.

Meanwhile, Anambra State police command Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident

Ikenga said police operatives have been drafted to the scene and that normalcy has been restored in the area.

Mr Nwosu, the commissioner for Information who also confirmed the incident urged residents to alert security officials whenever they notice security breaches.

Nwosu said: “A gang of gunmen struck the Nigerian Army checkpoint at Afor-Uzo Junction, Isuofia, this morning. Unfortunately for the hoodlums, they met their Waterloo.

“Our gallant and alert security agents who gave them a hot chase immediately returned fire and neutralised four of the gang members in a fierce exchange of shootings. Their Toyota Avenza with which they launched the deadly operation was recovered.”

He further added: “The government of Anambra State wishes to reassure the people of their safety, especially during this yuletide season. If you see something; please say something to help our vigilant security agents protect you better. “

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