Rising Insecurity: Army Reveals Identities Of Five Soldiers Killed By Gunmen In Abia | #NwokeukwuMascot


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The identities of the soldiers murdered by unknown gunmen in Aba on Thursday, 30th May 2024 has been revealed by the Nigerian Army.

Recall on Thursday it was reported how the unidentified gunmen opened fire on a military checkpoint in Obikabia junction in Aba, Abia State.

The heavily armed assailants who also burnt the soldiers’ patrol truck, were clad in black outfits, and seen sporadically firing shots at the popular Aba junction.

In a military signal on Friday, the army authorities said two Sergeants, two Corporal and one Lance Corporal with 6 civilians were killed in the cross fire.

The soldiers were identified as Sergeant Charles Ugochukwu (94NA/38/1467), Sergeant Bala Abraham (03NA/53/1028), Corporal Gideon Egwe (10NA/65/7085), Corporal Ikpeama Ikechukwu (13NA/70/5483) and Corporal Augustine Emmanuel (13NA/70/6663).

The signal further reads, “On 30 May 24, at about 0830 hrs, troops of 144 Battalion deployed at Obikabia Junction Federal School Road, Ogbor Hill in Obingwa LGA were attacked by unknown gunmen suspected to be IPOB/ESN members.

“Gunmen who were enforcing Sit-At-Home order numbering about 30, stormed troops location in 3 black Toyota Land Cruiser Jeeps and opened fire during which 5 x Soldiers were killed.”


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