SOLDIERS ALLEGEDLY INVADE IMO COMMUNITY IN REPRISAL, SET HOUSES, SHOPS, HOTEL ABLAZE
Reports indicate that gunmen on Monday afternoon killed a military officer when they attacked some soldiers in Awo Mmamma in the Oru East LGA of Imo State.
In reprisal, the soldiers allegedly invaded the community and set a hotel, cars, houses and shops ablaze.
Sources say the incident, which occurred at Ishieke junction in the area, has forced several residents to flee the community following the alleged invasion by the troops.
Recall that on April 5, unknown gunmen stormed the headquarters of the Imo State Police Command and the Nigerian Correctional Service in Owerri, burnt the facilities and freed over 1,800 inmates.