Residents of Orlu,Imo State are currently scared for their lives as Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have reportedly opened fire on some residents who are allegedly members of IPOB’s newly formed Eastern Security Network, ESN.
Reports have it that many people have being killed intentionally and by stray bullets. Multiple reports from Orlu residents on Nigerian Twitter have claimed that the soldiers opened fire without provocation but the ESN tried to settle the violence
Another report have it that the soldiers and the ESN are in a gun battle with each other and the reason for the violence hasn’t being fathomed. Photos and videos of the present situation of Orlu are currently making rounds all over social media.
From the photos and videos, many have died and properties have being burnt to ashes. The actual figure of causalities remains unknown.
As of the time of filing this report, the Nigerian Army and the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma is yet to issue a statement addressing the issue.
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