2 soldiers killed as troops battle ESN in Enugu, says Nigerian Army

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ESN operatives during a parade

ENUGU – Two soldiers have been killed as troops repelled attack by operatives of the Eastern Network (ESN) at Adani community in Uzo-Uwani Council Area of Enugu .

The troops were deployed to check the activities of gunmen in the community before gunmen attacked thier location at Iggah/ checkpoint.

According to a statement by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, “ troops deployed to checkmate the activities of gunmen at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, yesterday 13 July 2021, repelled Eastern Security Network (ESN) gun attack on troops’ location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint.

“Sadly, during the fire fight that ensued, two soldiers paid the supreme . Troops are currently on the trail of the criminals”.

“We assure the general public of our commitment to adequate security in the general area in collaboration with other security agencies. We also urge of the public to complement the effort of the security agencies by remaining law abiding and provide useful information on the fleeing gunmen”. (The Nation)