Gunmen kill Army Major in Anambra.
A Nigerian army officer identified as Major Churchill Orji has been killed by unknown gunmen in Anambra.
The incident was said to have happened on Sunday.
The PUNCH gathered that the soldier was killed while on duty at the Azia axis in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.
A schoolmate of the deceased, Leonard Edu, confirmed the development to journalists on Monday.
“He was my senior in Agulu Boys Secondary School. He was our labour prefect then. It’s true he was killed by unknown gunmen at Azia in Ihiala,” Leonard told journalists.
Another Source in a tribute message said, “Rest in peace my brother from Nneogidi village, Agulu. Major Churchill Orji was killed on Sunday at Azia/Ukpor while defending the South-East from marauders.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Tochukwu Ikenga, when contacted on phone said he was yet to receive any report about the incident.
Ikenga said, “I don’t have such a report before me,”.