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Breaking: Again, Gunmen Attack Security Operatives, Kill 5 Soldiers In Rivers State



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Five soldiers have been reported killed in fresh attacks by gunmen on security formations in Rivers State.

Naija News understands the gunmen attacked the camp at Abua, in Abua/Odual Local Government Area on Monday morning.

The development was confirmed to Channels TV by two top security personnel in Rivers State but 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.

The latest attack comes barely 48 hours after this online news medium reported an attack by suspected gunmen of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on two security checkpoints in Rivers State has left not less than eight security operatives dead.

The attack was said to have happened on Saturday evening at about 11.30pm at two joint security checkpoints along the Airport Road, Omahwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Those killed according to reports include two soldiers, three customs operatives, and three police officers.

The gunmen who carried out the attack were said to have been in military uniform, making it difficult for the security operatives to suspect an attack.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force on Monday reacted to the report alleging that an airstrike killed military officers by mistake in Borno State.

The report had claimed that over 20 military officers were attacked by an Air Force coordinated airstrike in Mainok, Maiduguri after they were mistaken for Boko Haram terrorists.

The Air Force in a post on Twitter noted that it is investigating the alleged incident and will update the public when investigation has been concluded.

Source: Naija News

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