…sporadic shooting reported.
Reliable information from Orlu LGA has it, that there is pandemonium in a community in Orlu, as soldiers storm the Local Government.
Presently, there is widespread panic, as there are reported sporadic shooting everywhere, as many residents have fled the area.
An eyewitness speaking to MaaziTV, stated that Orlu is now a hot bed of military activities, as there are military checkpoints everywhere, and travellers are advised to avoid using the Orlu road or moving about the area at night.
According to witnesses, the military presence was because of alleged killing of military and police personnel, by suspected members of the Eastern Security Network ESN.
There are also reports, of low-flying military aircrafts over the community, as eyewitness counted about sixteen of them.
The Army, were said to be on a revenge mission against the IPOB Security Network, believed to be responsible for the death of their personnel.
A video, had surfaced on the internet last week, showing ESN boasting how they dislodged policemen who attacked them, and displayed the vehicles the policemen had abandoned when they fled.
The ESN members, had reportedly engaged the Policemen in a gun duel, and two soldiers allegedly killed in the encounter, while the survivors escaped in one truck leaving their other vehicles behind.
The villagers as well as residents of surrounding villages, are said to had fled to various destinations, as soldiers launch a massive man-hunt for the militants and allegedly shooting anyone that puts up any resistance.
The Nnamdi Kanu led IPOB, recently launched the Eastern Security Network (ESN). The group is made up of well trained and armed young men and women, who are acclaimed to be invincible as bullets.
Kanu stated that the group was formed, to protect Eastern Nigeria, which includes the SouthEast and South-South, from Fulani herdsmen attacks, and terrorists.