Security formation attacked in Rivers, soldiers feared killed

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Five soldiers have been allegedly killed after unknown gunmen attacked a security formation camp at Abua, in Abua/Odual Local Government Area in Rivers State.

According to reports, the gunmen attacked the security camp early Monday morning killing the soldiers.

As at the time of filing this report, the six Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt is yet to release an official statement clarifying the incidence.

The new attack is coming barely 24 hours after gunmen killed some police and customs officers at their patrol base in Isiokpo, the Headquarters of Ikwerre Local Government, which is along the Port Harcourt-Owerri road.

While the Police are yet to reveal the casualty figure for Saturday night’s attack in Isiokpo, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) had said three of its personnel were killed by the gunmen and also went away with an AK-47 rifle and two Toyota vans belonging to the service.

He said a thorough investigation would be carried out to unravel the circumstances that led to the attack and to unravel the motive of the assailants.

Meanwhile, all heads of security agencies in Rivers State are currently at a meeting at the headquarters of the Rivers State Police Command, to re-strategise because of the rampant security challenges in the state.



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