There was a heavy Shootout between Nigerian soldiers and operatives of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Eastern Security Network in Orlu city, Imo State.
According to reprots, the Soldiers who invaded Orlu in about 4 convoy clash with ESN operatives after the outfit responded to calls of soldiers allegedly attacking civilians.
An eyewitness account revealed that a police station and some market have been set ablaze as a result of the clash.
The eyewitness further revealed that the clash led to loss of lives and properties in the area.
The eyewitness said:
“There is confusion every where in Orlu LGA of Imo State, all markets deserted, I have been to International market, old market, Afo Ogidi, and Ogboshishi markets to see things for myself.
The Nigerian army lost two of their officers to the ESN and have block the new Orlu Owerri road after harvesters hotel.
Nobody know what will happen in the next minute. Stray bullet from the ESN made security personnel of Mawatec LTD desert their office.
A vandalized Hilux van belonging to the police is seen by the road side in Ogboshishi market. As I write, there are gun shots been heard. Nigeria in gradually sliding into a state of war. God have mercy.”
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