Nigeria: Convoy Ambush Claims Lives of Four Soldiers, Two Drivers, and Two Abducted Expatriates

Nigeria: Convoy Ambush Claims Lives of Four Soldiers, Two Drivers, and Two Abducted Expatriates

By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria

In a distressing incident along the East-West road in Rivers State, unidentified gunmen ambushed a convoy of Daewoo E&C Nigeria Limited workers, resulting in the tragic death of four soldiers and two company drivers. The assailants also abducted two expatriates, Korean workers who were part of the team en route to work in the Abua area of River State. The incident caused fear and disruption along the East-West road, leaving travelers stranded for hours.

The attack occurred at around 9:30 am near the Ahoada axis, prompting heightened security concerns in the region. Reports suggest that the suspected kidnappers targeted the convoy of expatriates being escorted by troops of the 5 Battalion along the Ahoada/Obua road.

The 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt confirmed the tragic loss of four personnel and two drivers, attributing the act to suspected militants. Major Jonah Danjuma, Acting Deputy Director 6 Division Army Public Relations, stated that efforts are underway to track down the culprits. The military is also focused on securing the unconditional release of the two abducted foreigners.

Troops of the 5 Battalion, engaged in routine escort duty for an oil servicing company, were ambushed at Emesu junction along the Amungboro-Emuphan road. The suspects reportedly escaped through the Emesu waterside, utilizing the Orashi River. Major General Jamal Abdussalam, the General Officer Commanding 6 Division, condemned the attack, assuring the public that efforts are ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators and hold them accountable.

As the investigation unfolds, the military urges the public to provide credible and actionable intelligence to aid in the swift arrest of the criminals responsible for this reprehensible act.

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