At least three soldiers were killed in Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra State after unknown gunmen opened fire on them, 9news Nigeria reports.
According to an eyewitness, one civilian was also killed during the attack on Wednesday.
Recall that yesterday, a similar attack happened in Enugu State and two officers were also killed.
Meanwhile, Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has condemned the attack.
Soludo in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, said the soldiers were ambushed on a routine patrol at Umunze by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
Soludo said: “We condemn this wicked and cruel attack in the strongest terms. The perpetrators of this act must pay. We are not going to rest on our oars, including those people that attacked Senator Ifeanyi Ubah and the rest. There will be absolutely no hiding place for them.
“Going forward, our actions will show, as these people must surely pay for this heinous and repulsive attack.”
The Governor urged Anambra people to remain calm and law-abiding as the security agencies are on top of the situation.