Breaking News: Anxiety As Soldiers And Eastern Security Network In A Gun Battle, Soldiers Killed.

Military fighter aircraft, Nigerian Army and police personnel are currently engaging the operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in a gun battle in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

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Residents disclosed that the gunshots have been continuous leading to palpable tension in the LGA as some of them had not been able to go about their normal business since morning.

Military fighter aircraft, Nigerian Army and police personnel are currently engaging the operatives of the Eastern Security Network in a gun battle in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

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Hotmedia.ng gathered that there are ongoing gunshots and tension in the LGA as residents report attack helicopters hovering round their locations in obvious search of the ESN operatives.

Residents disclosed that the gunshots have been continuous leading to palpable tension in the LGA as some of them had not been able to go about their normal business since morning.

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“The gunshots keep reverberating. Military and police personnel are trooping in large numbers and surveillance helicopters are flying in the air. I am still in my bedroom,” one of the residents said.

Akwa Ibom, though in the South-South region, has had its fair share of attacks by gunmen on military and police personnel, stations and locations like rampant in the South-East states.

Recall that last Tuesday, unidentified gunmen killed a Chief Superintendent of Police, Benedict Okoh Ajide and other police officers in the Essien Udim LGA.

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The gunmen also killed a yet-to-be-ascertained number of military officers, who were said to be in the community for peacekeeping efforts.

The Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, is from the local government area.

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