Army patrol van comes under attack in Aba by suspected IPOB members
An Army patrol van in Aba, a commercial city in Abia State has reportedly been attacked by gunmen suspected to be members of secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
It was gathered the incident which occurred in the early hours of Friday when the soldiers were on patrol, triggered tension in the area.
According to The Nation, the attackers laid ambush for the unsuspecting soldiers at the popular Tonimas junction, Osisioma LGA axis, on Enugu-Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway.
Details of the attack are still sketchy as of press time but it was learnt that the attackers burnt the patrol van of the soldiers.
However, the number of casualties was yet to be ascertained as the army could not be reached for comments.