One soldier has been killed and two others injured as gunmen attacked troops in Rivers State, as twitted by Channels Television in the early hours of today (30th Jan.).
The incident has reported to have happened in the early hours of today at the boundary bridge between the Asari-Toru Local Government Area in the Kalabari region and the Emohua Local Government Area of the state.
Rowland Sekibo, Chairman of Akuku-Toru, one of the three local government areas in the Kalabari region, confirmed the attack to Channels Television via the telephone on Sunday, saying the soldiers were ambushed.
The Chairman has also said that the two injured officers are in a critical state, adding that he had just left the scene of the incident as at press time.
Channels Television however, reported that the Six Division of the Nigerian Army is yet to confirm the attack.
The Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations at the Six Division, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Ekeocha, when contacted by Channels Television promised to verify the information and get back.
He is however, yet to get back as of the time of filing this report. Police authorities in the state have also not issued a press statement about the attack.
Photo: Channels TV.
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