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Gunmen Ambush Nigerian Soldiers On Biafra Heroes Day

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Tragedy struck in Aba, Abia State as gunmen ambushed Nigerian soldiers on Biafra Heroes Day, declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra, resulting in casualties.

Multiple sources posted video reports on X stating that the incident occurred on Thursday at the Obikabia junction in Ogbor Hill, where gunmen ambushed soldiers, resulting in a deadly attack.

“Video reports on social media show soldiers ambushed on a day of mourning for the Biafra War sacrifices,” stated a report by Politics Nigeria.

The now-viral video shows some men setting a military car on fire while gunshots are heard. The streets are empty as residents are observing the sit-at-home.

The identities of the assailants remain unknown and the Nigerian Army has not released an official statement regarding the incident, as details are still emerging.

Earlier, the separatist group declared a May 30 sit-at-home across the five Southeast states, honoring Igbo people killed during the civil war of 1967-1970 with no business activities or movements.

Reacting, the Enugu State government rejected the sit-at-home order called by IPOB to mark the day, saying it had put security agencies on red alert to resist any attempt at the breaking of law and order.

IPOB had last week, in a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, advised the West African Examination Council to shift WASSCE papers slated for May 30.

It similarly advised the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Anambra State to shift its convocation slated for the same date.

On Wednesday, our correspondent toured Anambra State’s major markets and schools, noting heavy security presence and residents making last-minute purchases to avoid being stranded.

Meanwhile, posting the same video on his X page, the factional leader of the proscribed IPOB, Simon Ekpa, wrote, “The Resistance fighters are in high spirit. Decimating the terrorist’s state.”


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