Gunmen on Monday afternoon killed a military officer when they attacked some soldiers in Awo Mmamma in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
Military personnel regrouped, invaded the town, and allegedly set fire to a hotel, vehicles, residences, and stores, according to PUNCH.
The occurrence at Ishieke junction in the area has created widespread concern in the community.
As the neighborhood was taken over by military, many of the community’s residents fled.
“Some of the hoodlums attacked some soldiers at Ishieke junction in Awo Mmamma and killed one of them. They zoomed off towards Ihiala in Anambra State. Later soldiers invaded the area and caused havoc in the area by setting a hotel, cars, houses and stalls on fire,” The PUNCH quoted a source as saying.
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WITHIN NIGERIA reports that Imo State has been experiencing a series of attacks lately, especially on security formations.
Armed men stormed the Imo State Police Command and the Nigerian Correctional Service headquarters in Owerri on April 5, setting fire to the buildings and releasing nearly 1,800 convicts.
Unfortunately, a stray gunshot struck one individual suspected of being an escaping jail prisoner.
A few days later, gunmen broke into the country residence of the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, in Omuma, Oru East Local Government Area of the state.
During the attack, they burnt part of the building and razed some vehicles in the compound, killing at least a security official.
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