Soldiers’ killing: We’ve started getting very credible information — Gov. Otti

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Abia State Governor, Alex Otti has said the state government has started getting credible intelligence on the killing of five soldiers on May 30 in Aba.

Otti made this known on Thursday when he paid a morale boosting visit to the officers and men of the 144 Battalion, Nigerian Army, at the Ngwa High School, Aba.

DAILY POST recalls that on May 30, five soldiers were killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen, at the Obikabia Junction in Aba.

According to the governor, he was on the visit to address the soldiers on the killing.

Otti added that the efforts made by the government to gather intelligence on the incident had started producing results and it would be sustained.

“We have started getting very credible information; this intelligence gathering will continue, but I do not want it to dampen your morale.

“We have all been working together to secure this state in the last one year that I have been the Governor of the State, and I want to encourage you to continue your work; don’t get distracted.

“I believe, from credible intelligence available to us, that this criminal act may have been executed by people who are opposed to the progress and the good things that are happening in Abia.

“So, we will get to the root of the matter, we will arrest everyone that is involved,” he said.

He commended the Nigerian Army for showing commitment to its duty of protecting the citizens, which had contributed immensely to safety of lives and property in Abia.

Otti urged the soldiers to remain alert and not to let the killing of their colleagues dampen their spirit.