Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Unknown gunmen on Friday attacked soldiers on patrol in Aba, the commercial nerve-centre of Abia State, after ambushing their patrol vehicle.
The attackers, according to reports, also set ablaze the patrol vehicle used by the soldiers.
Ikengaonline gathered that the incident took place at the popular Tonimass Junction, Osisioma, on the Enugu-Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway.
A military source at the 14 Brigade Ohafia confirmed the attack to our Correspondent.
But the source which pleaded for anonymity as he was not officially permitted to speak to the press, said no casualties were recorded by the soldiers.
He said that contrary to social media reports that three soldiers were killed in the attack, no soldier was lost.
The source said the military would certainly go after the attackers but added that no arrests had so far been made.
He appealed to members of the public with any useful information about the whereabouts of the hoodlums to volunteer same to the Army or security agencies.
The source condemned attacks on security agents, saying such barbaric acts are unwarranted.
“The soldiers you are attacking today can be the ones to save you tomorrow. They are also your brothers,” the military source lamented.