● Soldiers, IPOB’s security outfit clash in Imo

● Soldiers, IPOB’s security outfit clash in Imo

From Chris Njoku, Owerri

 

One individual was feared useless whereas scores had been wounded in a clash between Nigerian Army and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) security outfit in Okporo Orlu in Imo State.

It was gathered that the troopers who had been in navy operation in the space stormed the neighborhood suspected to be operational base of the IPOB newly shaped Eastern Security Network (ESN).

A resident in the space informed the Nation that there was shoot out between soliders and IPOB males and a number of individuals had been wounded.

According to him about 5 individuals had been injured whereas one individual was killed.

Also, about 5 buildings together with a church, Blessed Holy Trinity Sabbath Mission, in Orlu Local Government Area had been stated to have been allegedly set ablaze by “some armed security operatives” who invaded the space.

The incident based on a supply occurred round 6am on Friday.

“The burning of the church was carried out by these masked security brokers and the church that was burnt was the Holy Trinity Sabbath Mission in Orlu native authorities space.

 

“About five buildings were burnt and only one person was killed and the person was killed at the market square. I want to tell you that the incident happened on Friday early morning.”

The IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary informed our Correspondent that the troopers are killing civilians.

“The soldiers are killing civilians since this week in the area.”

“How did we attack them first, did we go to their base and attack them first or they came to attack us in bush where we normally stay and work. We are not on the streets or roads we pusue terrorists in the bush and forest,” he acknowledged.

Speaking the Garrison Commander, 34 Artillery Brigand, Obinze, Brig Gem. Yusuf Tukura alleged that the individuals first killed security personnel.

He our correspondent on telephone :”Why do you need to affirm from me. Did you affirm from them why they killed a policeman.”

However, the state policespokesman, Orlando Ikeokwu stated that he was not conscious of any causalities however “what I know is that there is military operation going on in the area.”

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