Troops of the Nigerian Army repelled an attack on its location by the Biafran National Guard, killing one gunman and forcing others to flee, says army spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu.
Mr Nwachukwu, a brigadier general, said the troops conducting Exercise Golden Dawn in the South-East were attacked at Amaekpu, Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State.
In his statement narrating the development on Friday in Abuja, Mr Nwachukwu said 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.
He said the troops neutralised one gunman, while others abandoned their vehicles and retreated in disarray with gunshot wounds.
According to him, 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,” he said.