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Two killed as troops disperse IPOB arsonists in Imo – Nigerian Army

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Two killed as troops disperse IPOB arsonists in Imo ? Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Military has stated a soldier and an IPOB member had been killed throughout a gun battle in Oru East Native Authorities Space of Imo State the place troops dispersed some IPOB members who had been setting properties of residents ablaze.

 

In keeping with a press release signed on Tuesday by Main Abubakar Abdullahi, the Performing Deputy Director Military Public Relations 82 Division Nigerian Military, the IPOB members set ablaze properties of harmless residents to compel them to adjust to the sit-at-home order.

 

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“Troops conducting Train Golden Daybreak have dispersed IPOB/ESN hoodlums finishing up arson whereas implementing the illegitimate Sit-at-House order imposed by the proscribed group at Awo-Mmamma Group, Oru East Native Authorities Space of Imo State on 22 November 2021.

“Within the quest to compel residents to adjust to the illegal order, IPOB/ESN criminals indulged in harassment, intimidation, and bodily abuse of commuters going about their lawful companies. The criminals went additional to hold out arson and destruction of companies and houses at Ishieke junction (alongside Owerri-Onitsha expressway) as a vendetta in opposition to the residents for not complying with the unlawful order.

“The hoodlums who had earlier blocked the freeway, set ablaze a industrial car heading in direction of Onitsha. Vigilant troops responding to misery calls by motorists and store house owners swiftly moved to the scene and engaged the hoodlums in a firefight. The troops overwhelmed the hoodlums forcing them to scamper in several instructions.

“The troops pursued the hoodlums to their hideout in Akatta Group in Oru East LGA, the place a member of the group was neutralized within the shootout. Whereas the troops engaged the hoodlums of their hideout, different members of the group who alleged that some people had volunteered data to the troops mustered at Ishieke junction and set ablaze homes and companies of law-abiding residents.

“The troops once more returned to the junction to disperse the hoodlums. Sadly, a gallant soldier paid the supreme prize in defence of the folks,” the assertion by the Nigerian Military learn partly.

 

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The navy added that there was an upsurge in criminalities corresponding to kidnapping, carjacking, theft, unwarranted killing, and arson in Imo State since April 5, 2021, when some unscrupulous parts invaded the Custodial Centre in Owerri and freed greater than 1,800 inmates.

 

“Even within the face of unwholesome propaganda by IPOB/ESN, different prison parts and their collaborators to misinform and mislead Nigerians on the reality concerning the arson at Awo-Mmamma, the NA will proceed to stay skilled,” the assertion added.

 

The Nigerian Military, subsequently, appealed to residents of Imo State to disregard all propaganda and threats and go about their legit enterprise.

 

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