2019 election: 7 Killed in Hoodlums, Troops clash In Rivers

2019 election: 7 Killed in Hoodlums, Troops clash In Rivers
February 23 23:21 2019 Print This Article

The Nigeria Army has stated that seven persons were killed in a clash between their men and some hoodlums at Abonnema, Akuku Toru Local Government  Area  in Rivers state.

In a statement released from the Headquarters Nigerian Army (NA), troops of 6 Division were attacked by hoodlums.

The army claims the attack was pre-planned and carried out between Charles and Bob-Manuel’s compounds in Abonnema Town at about 1:00pm.

A spokesman for the army, Colonel Sagir Musa said that the attackers barricaded a major road into the town and laid an ambush “in the adjoining built-up areas from where they opened fire on unsuspecting troops when they attempted to remove the barricade”.

The troops are reported to have fought their way through the siege and in the process killed six of the assailants. However, a lieutenant died in the encounter. /goog8\� G�

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