It’s tension in Wetheral road Owerri Imo State as a group of unidentified gunmen attacked the Nigerian soldiers. Five soldiers are currently feared dead following the attack.
According to a report by the Daily Post, an eyewitness said that the gunmen attacked and took the soldiers unaware, gunning down five of them at the spot. The eyewitness also testified to witness the dead soldiers being carried by other soldiers into their Hilux vehicle.
The eyewitness said that the Wetheral road, Government house roundabout, and the Nazi/Aba road including other link roads have been blocked and everyone is on the run. The eyewitness said that the gunmen shot sporadically in the air to scare people off as they take off with their vehicles.
The unknown gunmen have been in a tough scuffle with the Nigerian security forces. Yesterday evening, seven suspected unknown gunmen were killed while five were arrested by the Nigerian security forces.