A yet-to-be identified gunmen have k!lled an army officer identified as Major Churchill Orji, in Anambra State, 9news Nigeria has learnt.
According to report, the soldier was killed on Saturday, August 20, while in an operation in the troubled Azia axis, inIhiala Local Government Area of the state.
A schoolmate of the deceased, Leonard Edu, confirmed the development to the Nigerian Tribune on Monday.
“He was my senior in Agulu Boys Secondary School. Our labour is perfect then. It’s true he was k!lled by gunmen at Azia, in Ihiala LGA,” Edu said.
In a tribute on Sunday, August 21, one Ugochukwu Afoekelu, wrote; “Our brother Major Churchill Orji, you paid the price defending our dear State from bandits and unknown gunmen yesterday at Azia/Ukpor. Your efforts shall never be in vain. Agulu mourns.”
Another friend wrote; Rest in peace my brother from Nneogidi village, Agulu, Major Churchill Orji killed yesterday at Azia/Ukpor defending the South-East from the marauders.”
Spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, when contacted on the telephone, said he was yet to receive a report about the incident.