The Nigerian Army has clarified the circumstances surrounding an alleged “fierce exchange of fire” that took place Friday night between soldiers and unidentified attackers at Ebe Ohafia.
According to reports, there was a heavy fire duel between unidentified gunmen and soldiers of the 14 Brigade, which caused panic in the historic town and caused residents to flee their homes out of fear for the unidentified.
Another version said soldiers were searching homes and shooting sporadically in the community, a development that led to panic and apprehension.
However, when questioned, Acting Assistant Director of Army Public Relations Lieutenant Innocent Omale denied reports that soldiers were randomly inspecting homes or shooting.
He explained that when some soldiers were on patrol, some criminals spotted them and opened fire in response.
However, the Army Spokesman claimed that the situation had been stabilized.
He said that neither side had suffered any casualties when asked if there had been any.