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Unknown Gunmen struck again in Imo, many soldiers killed
At the very least five fighters of the Nigerian army are said to have been shot dead alongside Wetheral Street in the capital of Imo State as rampaging gunmen unleashed an attack in the area.
The ugly incident occurred on the evening of Friday, 28 May 2021.
This is happening three days to the planned seat-at-home order issued by IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to mark Biafra Remembrance Day.
In line with a response from an eyewitness, the hoodlums raided men of the military unaware and sporadically fired on them, slaying five at a spot.
All residents within Nazi and Aba expressway including government house roundabout and avenue were shut off, Scannews24 gathered.
“I personally saw the troopers evacuating the corpses in a Hilux vehicle, there were 5, the witness accounted.
The yet to be ascertained gunners have deserted the area after firing sporadic shots in the air to scare onlookers.
Me. Bala Elkana, the Imo State PRO’s phone number was unreachable at the time of submitting this report.
Meanwhile, Police in Rivers state, according to reports, said many members of the Eastern Security Network have been apprehended on a failed coordinated attempt to unleash attack in the state.
The security operatives also note that five men of the IPOB vigilante group were unfortunate to soldiers’ unwavering bullets.
However, fear mounts in Imo following the order to observe Biafra Memorial Day at home by residents in the Southeast by the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Some schools in the region are reportedly said to have shifted scheduled examination and school activities from 30 and 31 May for safety reasons.