Sep. 29 (EUROPA PRESS) –
At least five soldiers and a civilian were killed in an attack carried out on Wednesday in the Nigerian state of Anambra, in the southeast of the African country, without any claim of responsibility, amid the deterioration of security in Nigeria.
According to information collected by the Nigerian newspaper ‘The Premium Times’, the attack was carried out in Umunze, where armed persons opened fire on a patrol. A civilian who was at the scene was hit by a stray bullet and died on the spot.
Southeastern Nigeria has been the scene of an uptick in attacks, most of them blamed on the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), an organization founded by Nnamdi Kanu in the UK in 2014 and declared a terrorist group by Abuja in 2018.
The IPOB has established itself as the voice of Biafrans, among other things thanks to Radio Biafra, which broadcasts from London to the southeast of Nigeria. The Biafra region declared its independence from Nigeria in 1967, triggering a bloody civil war that lasted for three years and left more than a million dead, most of them from hunger.