Abia Killing: Otti, Security Chiefs Hold Closed-Door Meeting

Channels Television reported that At least five soldiers were killed on Thursday by gunmen in Abia state. 

A file photo of the Governor of Abia State Alex Otti


The Abia State Governor Alex Otti has held a closed-door meeting meeting with security chiefs and other members of the Security Advisory Council in Abia State.

Friday’s meeting was held at his residence in Umuehim, Nvosi, Isialangwa South Local Government Area of the state.

Although the details of the meeting were sketchy, it came in the wake of the killings of five soldiers by gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who were enforcing a sit-at-home order across the South-East to mourn “our heroes and heroines” who died in the civil war between 1967 and 1970.

The meeting came after the military confirmed the attack on its troops by IPOB and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

A statement by the Director of Defence Media Operations Major General Edward Buba said the attack took place at the Obikabia junction checkpoint in Obingwa Local Government Areas adjourning Aba metropolis, where troops of Operation Udoka were deployed, to enforce peace in the area and protect the citizens.