It was a bloody day in Abia State as some gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), attacked and killed five soldiers.

The sad incident occurred on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

Abia: See Identities Of Soldiers Burnt To Death On Biafra Day

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It was Biafra Day, a day which is celebrated annually in the region.

IPOB had already announced a sit-at-home order to mark this important day, which later ended in tragedy.

Some soldiers were gruesomely murdered.

Attack In Abia

This incident sparked heavy reaction from social media users as Nigerians struggle to air their views.

Now, the Identities of the soldiers have emerged.

The military, in a statement on Friday, confirmed that no fewer than five of its troops deployed at Obikabia Junction Checkpoint in Obingwa Local Government Area adjourning Aba metropolis in Abia State were killed.

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We Will Retaliate 

Trust the Nigeria Army, they vowed to retaliate.

Well, we know that you are not surprised, neither are we.

According to reports, a signal was obtained on Friday.

That signal disclosed that two Sergeants, two Corporals and one Lance Corporal were killed.

Also, six civilians were killed in the crossfire.

The soldiers were identified as:

1. Sergeant Charles Ugochukwu (94NA/38/1467)
2. Sergeant Bala Abraham (03NA/53/1028)
3. Corporal Gideon Egwe(10NA/65/7085)
4. Corporal Ikpeama Ikechukwu (13NA/70/5483)
5. Corporal Augustine Emmanuel (13NA/70/6663)

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It was also disclosed that the assailants carted away 5 AK47 rifles.

The Signal

They burnt down two military patrol Hilux vehicles and injured two civilians.

The signal read: “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 gunmen suspected to be IPOB/ESN members.

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

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