REVEALED: Identities Of Soldiers Killed In Abia

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Barely two days after the grusome murder of five soliders in Abia State by suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Defence Headquarters have revealed the identities of the deceased soldiers

Saturday Telegraph had earlier reported that troops of the Nigerian Army were killed on Thursday, May 30 in Abia State by IPOB members.

On Friday, the military high command 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.

Those who died include two sergeants, two corporals and one lance corporal.

The soldiers are:

– Sergeant Charles Ugochukwu (94NA/38/1467)

– Sergeant Bala Abraham (03NA/53/1028)

– Corporal Gideon Egwe (10NA/65/7085)

– Corporal Ikpeama Ikechukwu (13NA/70/5483)

– Corporal Augustine Emmanuel (13NA/70/6663)

The assailants also made away with five AK-47 rifles, burned two military patrol Hilux vehicles and injured two civilians.

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