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Four soldiers and one civilian were killed by gunmen at Umunze in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State

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Four soldiers and one civilian were yesterday killed by gunmen at Umunze in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

A source told the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka, the state capital, that the incident took place around Zenith Bank axis of Umunze at about 12.40 p.m.

The source, who preferred anonymity, said that the soldiers were driving across when the gunmen opened fire on them, killing four of them.

The source said that a civilian, who was accidentally hit by bullet during the attack, also died, adding that scores of people around the scene equally sustained varying degrees of injuries.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police Command, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the attack but refused to comment on the causality figure.

Tochukwu Ikenga said that a detachment of police personnel had been deployed in the area.

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