A soldier With 2 Brigade based In Port Harcourt Confirmed Dead In Rivers State By Nigerian Army

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Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai

Nigerian Army 2nd Brigade based in Port Harcourt has confirmed an attack and death of an army officer suspected to be a major and one soldier in an encounter with unknown gunmen suspected to be sea pirates.

In a statement issued by Captain Eli Lazarus, the Assistant Army Public Relations Officer of 2 Brigade: Read the statement after the cut…

“About 11:00 am today Thursday 17 March 16, troops on Patrol in Abonema, Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State had a fierce encounter with a group of unknown gunmen suspected to be sea pirates. Our men displayed extraordinary gallantry. “Unfortunately, an officer and a soldier who sustained various degrees of injury during the encounter lost their lives. We are in pursuit of the criminals and we will surely get them. All law abiding citizens are urged to remain calm and advised to go about their lawful activities. “The army will continue to make necessary sacrifices to ensure sustainable peace and security of lives and property of everyone in the state,” Captain Eli Lazarus said. It would be recalled the Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chris Finebone, said “a major of the Nigerian Army [name withheld] and other 3 soldiers have been reported killed in Abonnema, Akuku-Toru LGA this afternoon Thursday by unknown gunmen. The details of the killing remain sketchy at the time of reporting. “The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, will make the details public as soon as they are available to the party”.