By Muhammad Sabiu
Suspected gunmen in Imo State have on Monday launched an attack on some soldiers in Awo Mmamma town in the Oru East Local Government Area.
The attack, according to reports, has led to the killing of one soldier, which prompted the soldiers to raid the town.
In the raid, the soldiers have allegedly torched houses, cars, shops and a hotel, forcing many residents to flee their community.
A source, whose identify wasn’t made public, said “some hoodlums attacked some soldiers at Ishieke junction in Awo Mmamma and killed one of them. They zoomed off towards Ihiala in Anambra State. Later soldiers invaded the area and caused havoc in the area by setting a hotel, cars, houses and stalls on fire.”
However, police in the state haven’t commented on the incident as of the time fo filing this report.
Southeastern Nigeria has in recent months been hit hard by attacks suspected to have been carried out by Biafran combatants.