Nigerian troops conducting Exercise Golden Dawn have killed a suspected Biafran National Guard gunman.
The deceased was among a group of gunmen who allegedly attacked troops’ location at Amaekpu in the Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State on Thursday, October 28, 2021.
A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Thursday said the troops repelled an attack by the assailants who were described as heavily armed.
The statement reads: “The assailants, who were heavily armed and conveyed in several vehicles opened fire on the troops’ location, but were met with stiff resistance by the troops.
“In the encounter, the troops neutralized one gunman, while others abandoned their vehicles and retreated in disarray with gunshot wounds. The troops also recovered a pump-action gun, among others.
“While the criminals withdrew, having been overwhelmed, they were promptly intercepted at Eda by troops of Forward Operating Base Ohaozara in Ebonyi State. The troops recovered additional three vehicles and apprehended one of the gunmen.”
Meanwhile, a video obtained by The Street Journal, shows the lifeless body of the BNG gunman on the floor with a female voice in the background giving details of what transpired.
The voice said: ”This is what happened this morning, this Biafran man came to attack us, but with the help of God we have wasted this one, and I pray for God’s guidance and protection.
”We are going to be wasting them one after the other. They came to attack us but they did not succeed, because there is God.
”Look at his uniform, it has the inscription ‘BNG’ meaning Biafran Nigeria Guard, to hell with them, we are going to waste you people one after the other.
”Now the rest of them have run into the bush, and they came with almost three vehicles, the vehicles have been collected and soldiers are after them, I pray they are all caught.”