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.
In reprisal, military men regrouped, stormed the town and allegedly burnt a hotel, cars, houses and shops.
The incident which happened at Ishieke junction in the area has caused panic in the community.
Many indigenes of the community have fled as soldiers took over the community.
“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.
Imo State has been experiencing series of attacks lately, especially on security formations.
On April 5, armed men invaded the headquarters of the Imo State Police Command and the Nigerian Correctional Service in Owerri, burnt the facilities and freed over 1,800 inmates.
Unfortunately, one person suspected to be a fleeing prison inmate was hit by a stray bullet.
Few days after, the country home of the state governor, Hope Uzodinma in Omuma, Oru East Local Government Area of the state was invaded by gunmen.
During the attack, they burnt part of the building and razed some vehicles in the compound, killing at least a security official.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku Obinwannem News Writer / Nov 23, 2021