At least two operatives of the State Security Service, SSS, have been killed in a clash with the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
However, the IPOB had also claimed that 20 of their members are still missing, following the bloody clash.
Meanwhile, the SSS disclosed that the Service had lost two personnel in what it described as an unprovoked violent attack launched by the IPOB on the team.
The statement read: “The Service hereby condoles with families of the departed officers and also prays for the repose of their souls.
“However, all measures have been put in place to ensure that their killers and everyone involved in this dastardly act are promptly apprehended and brought to justice. Consequently, a full scale investigation will be carried out with regard to the incident.
“Once again, the Service reaffirms its commitment to assiduously work with other security agencies to maintain public safety and order. It, therefore urges law abiding citizens and residents to go about their normal businesses without fear.”