The body of four soldiers allegedly killed by the Eastern Security Network (ESN) an offshoot of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Orlu, Imo State, has been recovered by the Nigerian Army.
A vehicle damaged during the attack has also been found.
A top military source confirmed the development to PRNigeria on Wednesday.
The incident happened when IPOB militia ambushed the soldiers on the escort of the Director of Civil Affairs, Brigadier General H. E. Nzan.
General Nzan and an Army team were on an inspection trip to the Civil-Military Project at Nkwerre.
The attackers took away the slain soldiers’ rifles and their vehicle.
After the incident, a joint operation was carried out in Orlu by the Army, Air Force and the Police.