Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday reportedly attacked and killed five soldiers and a civilian at Umunze in Orumba South LGA of Anambra state.
The soldiers were said to be on patrol when the gunmen attacked them.
Chukwuma Soludo, governor of Anambra, described the attack as “wicked and cruel”.
“The perpetrators of this act must pay. Going forward, our actions will show, as these people must surely pay for this heinous and repulsive attack,” he said in a statement issued Christian Aburime, his spokesperson.
The recent attack is coming a few weeks after the onslaught on the convoy of Ifeanyi Ubah, a senator, at Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka LGA of Anambra state.
Some of Ubah’s aides were killed in the attack.
Anambra has been facing heightened security threats lately.
The security crisis is believed to be spawned by the activities of IPOB and its supporters.