The security arm of the pro-Biafra Group, IPOB, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) has been implicated in the murder of six Nigerian military personnel in Enugu.
The public relations officer of the Army, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this on Wednesday via a press release.
The statement said that the hoodlums attacked the soldiers around the Iggah/Asaba Military checkpoint.
He said, “Nigerian Army troops deployed to checkmate the activities of gunmen at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, yesterday 13 July 2021, repelled Eastern Security Network gun attack on troops’ location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint.
“Sadly, during the firefight that ensued, two soldiers paid the supreme price. Troops are currently on the trail of the criminals.
“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.