On September 28, gunmen killed at least five soldiers in Umunze, a hamlet in Anambra State’s Orumba South Local Government Area.
According to reports, the incident happened at around 12:30 p.m. next to a bank near the well-known Nkwo Umunze market.
The gunmen reportedly opened fire on the soldiers who were in an army-marked Sienna patrol vehicle, killing five of them in the attack.
Reacting to attack, Governor Charles Soludo said those behind it must surely pay. He said;
“We condemn this wicked and cruel attack in the strongest terms. The perpetrators of this act must pay.
“We are not going to rest on our oars, including those people that attacked Senator Ifeanyi Ubah and the rest. There will be absolutely no hiding place for them.
“Going forward, our actions will show, as these people must surely pay for this heinous and repulsive attack.”