Gunmen on Monday afternoon attacked the some Nigerian army officers and killed an officer in Awo Mmamma in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
In a counter attack, the Nigerian army 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 chaos in the community causing indegines to run for safety as the Nigerian army took over the community
GoldenNewsNg gathered that a source told The PUNCH that “some hoodlums attacked some soldiers at Ishieke junction in Awo Mmamma and killed one of them. They drove off towards Ihiala in Anambra State. In retaliation the Nigerian army invaded the area and caused havoc in the area by setting a hotel, cars, houses and stalls on fire.”
Imo state police spokesperson, Micheal Abattam, could not respond to a text message as of the time of filing this report.
Also, the spokesperson for the 34 Artillery Brigade Command, Owerri, Sunday Akuga, didn’t take several calls put to his mobile number.