Operatives of the Nigerian Army have confirmed the killing of three unknown gunmen at a police checkpoint in Anambra State.
A statement delivered to newsmen on Saturday by the Director Army Public Relations, Brig Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, revealed that the gallant troops of Sector 5 of Exercise Golden Dawn deployed to the South-East, countered the gunmen with superior firepower, forcing them to flee the scene.
The assailants, according to the statement, were followed and the troops successfully neutralised them at the Police checkpoint along Okija-Onitsha expressway on 7 October.
The statement read: “Troops of Sector 5 of Exercise GOLDEN DAWN deployed in Anambra have neutralised three unknown gunmen who attacked a Nigerian Police checkpoint along Okija-Onitsha expressway on 7 October 2021.”
The gunmen had approached the checkpoint driving in 2 Vehicles (a Hilux and Hummer bus).
While some of them fled the gun duel with gunshot wounds, troops were able to recover one vehicle and 2 motorcycles, while conducting further exploitation of the general area for the fleeing terrorists.
Unfortunately, a policeman paid the supreme price, in the line of duty, for his country.
The Chief of Army Staff commended the troops for the feat, while urging them to sustain the momentum against all criminal elements operating in the region.We are social! follow us on: