The Nigerian army has reacted to the killing of two soldiers by suspected IPOB/ESN terrorists.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Nigerian army described the killing as “gruesome, barbaric and most despicable”.

In a statement signed by the army spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, he said, “This dastardly act, one too many, clearly portends the deep seated hate, desperation and lawlessness with which foot soldiers of IPOB/ESN have being unleashing terror on Ndigbo, whom they claim they are on a mission to protect and emancipate, as well as other innocent Nigerians who are resident or transiting the South East.

“This gruesome murder, in which they did not spare even their own child, clearly depicts callousness, impenitence and is indisputably, a brazen act of terrorism perpetrated by IPOB/ESN.

“Though the dissident groups have continued to live in denial, while masquerading as unknown gunmen in their criminal violent campaign in the region, the NA will ensure the perpetrators of this dastardly act unleashed on its personnel do not go unpunished. While we deeply condole with the families, relations and close associates of the victims, the NA has commenced investigation to unmask and bring the criminals to book”.

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The Army called on Members of the public to oblige security agencies with actionable information that will lead to the arrest of culprits.

Recall that some gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network(ESN) had shot and beheaded, two soldiers, Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Audu M Linus (retired) and Private(Pte)Gloria Matthew, who were on transit to Imo state for their traditional wedding.

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