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Navy refutes death of officers, says 6 suspected IPOB members killed in gun duel

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Navy refutes death of officers, says 6 suspected IPOB members killed in gun duel

Naval Outpost, Onitsha, Anambra State has refuted alleged killing of two of its personnel during a gun duel with suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the state.

Some national dailies had reported that two Naval personnel were killed at Awkuzu during a gun duel with suspected members of the pro-Biafran group.

The Commander Officer, Adekunle Okeniyi, in a statement, however revealed that six suspected IPOB members lost their lives while others suffered serious injury during a repel attack by the troops.

The statement read, “The attention of the Naval Outpost, Onitsha has been drawn to some false publications that on the 9th August 2001, two naval personnel were killed at Awkuzu during a gun duel with suspected Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Anambra state.

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“The Naval Outpost Onitsha clearly refutes this fake news and wishes to state categorically that none of own personnel suffered any casualty during the gun duel.

“Rather, the troops fought gallantly and were able to repel the attack which resulted in the loss of six suspected IPOB members while others suffered serious injury.

“For the avoidance of doubt the Naval Outpost Onitsha calls for an immediate halt to the circulation of this fake news and wishes to advise the general public to disregard this fake news.”

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Profile: From Ozuitem, Bende Local government Area of Anambra State. Political science (B. Sc) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka & Business Administration (Diploma) from the University of Calabar. Email him at elekwachinedum@yahoo.com

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