…Igbo-born soldiers among fallen men

Aba is Under Military Siege, Many Junctions are BlockedAbia Media Warriors

The identities of the five soldiers killed yesterday by persons suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) have been revealed.

According to a Social media influencer and commentator on contemporary issues, Reno Omokri who posted on his Social Media handles “Five soldiers were yesterday killed by unknown gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra as they celebrated the 57th anniversary of the declaration of the defunct rebel Republic of Biafra. I call on Nigerians and theNigerian Army to note that in his belated message, Peter Obi refused to blame or condemn both IPOB or unknown gunmen. In contrast, when he condemns insecurity in the North and Southwest, Mr. Obi never fails to point fingers. That, by itself, speaks volumes. Especially as IPOB had threatened violence yesterday.

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The dead include:

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)”.

Condoling with families of the departed heroes and the Nigerian Army, Reno noted “I commiserate with the Nigerian Army on this profound and sad loss and call on all Nigerians to show their unwavering and everlasting support to our military heroes, who are the last line between us and anarchy. May God bless their memories and grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss”

Recall that many streets in Umuahia, Abia State capital were deserted, Thursday in compliance with the sit-at-home order by Biafra agitators to commemorate those who lost their lives during the Biafra war.

Aba is Under Military Siege, Many Junctions are Blocked -Abia Media Warriors

May 31, 2024

Information gathered so far by Abia State Media Warriors indicates that the Nigerian military has blocked many major junctions in Aba, namely Ariaria Junction, Number one Junction, Osisioma flyover beside Ngwa high school, Osisioma road, Aba/PH Express Road, etc.

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According to reports, the military is intimidating people using the roads, searching them, maltreating them, and ordering those crossing these places to raise their two hands up and wave them to God, whether they are carrying a big load or not. The roads were blocked, and vehicles were asked to go back to where they come from .

Reports suggest that many innocent youths have been abducted by the military and labeled as unknown gunmen with no tangible evidence. At the time of this report two military fighter jets are hovering in Aba, targeting individuals to gun down and label as unknown gunmen.

Many roads and junctions are filled with military roadblocks as they’re in search of whom to kill, causing panic in Aba. People are scared for their lives and the lives of their families are their means of survivor is under threat.

Many roads, junctions, and markets in Aba have few or no people in them as tension continues to rise over military attacks against innocent residents of Aba.

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Yesterday, unknown gunmen allegedly killed 3 soldiers around Obikabia Junction in Aba and burned down a military van and escaped unhurt and the military are unhappy about it, the question is why are they targeting innocent people rather to go after those that attacked them ?

We are using this opportunity to call on the Nigerian military to abort their planned attack against innocent people in Aba rather to hunt unknown gunmen.

We are also notifying the general public and those who care to know that the military is about to attack innocent residents of Aba for no justifiable reason.