Attani road, Upper Iweka and Onitsha-Owerri road in Onitsha has been barricaded by military presence since Monday, for possible ‘stop and search’.
The millitary men were reportedly deployed to arrest the Eastern Security Network (ESN) operatives, who were alleged to have been killing security operatives and carting away heavy arms and ammunition from police station in the State.
An eyewitness confirmed, “There is a heavy military presence in Onitsha. Some roads have been blocked and areas cordoned off by the troops. It is obvious they are looking for ESN and other militias.
The military is enraged over the persistent killings of gunmen in Anambra.
A resident said, “There is no movement around Enamel junction, and also in Onitsha-Owerri yesterday evening as the soldiers blocked everywhere. The shooting was much.
“I also got information from my driver that Atani and Obodo Ukwu roads were affected,” another resident narrated.
“The ESN operatives are alleged to be behind the attacks on army and navy units in Awkuzu and Onitsha. The millitary even lost some of their weapons during the attacks, the troops are looking for ESN and the Indigenous People of Biafra members,” another source stated.
Report confirmed by Obinwannem News revealed last week, rampaging gunmen that attacked some police stations in the state, killing policemen and carting away heavy arms and ammunitions; however, the identity of the bandits are yet unknown.
It was said the unknown gunmen killed policemen in Neni, Anaocha Local Government Area at a checkpoint; while three weeks ago, they killed about four policemen in Nkpologwu in Aguata.
The millitary was not spared as the gunmen killed soldiers at an outpost in Awkuzu Oyo Local Government in Anambra.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News