Eastern Security Network vs Army Clash: Houses, Vehicles burnt, Many feared dead in IMO

….Gov. Uzodinma imposes dust-to-dawn curfew in 8 LGAs

THERE was a bloody clash between the Eastern Security Network, ESN, and a combined team of security operatives, in Orlu, Imo State, which led to the loss of unconfirmed number of lives with razing of many buildings and vehicles.

Vanguard investigation revealed that the latest gun battle, yesterday, occurred at the Ogbosisi axis close to Banana junction in Orlu local Government Area when soldiers were said to be on their way for a revenge mission.

The crisis had been brewing since last week after a clash between ESN volunteers and police resulted in deaths.

Witnesses report said there were sporadic shooting and residents took cover to avoid stray bullets. The shooting was heard as far as neighbouring communities of Okporo, Akata and Umutanze.

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