Tension Heightened In Orlu As FG Deploys Over 400 Soldiers

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By Ben Ugorji, Owerri

Not less than 400 soldiers have been deployed in Orlu area council of Imo state following the killings of members of Eastern Security Network by Nigerian soldiers.



247ureports gathered that as at Tuesday, over 40 Hilux buses loaded with soldiers from force headquarters, Zaira, have been dispatched to the crisis-ridden area to completely take control of the area.

A resident in Orlu main town who spoke with our correspondent, said that the soldiers were armed with over 300 different ammunition.

A source also told 247urepots that over 20 Hilux buses loaded with soldiers have been dispatched from state police command.

The soldiers, according to the source, have embarked on a manhunt and bush searching in and around the community for members of Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Another resident who pleaded anonymity, revealed that three soldiers had been shot to death, adding that the situation was not getting any calmer.

He warned residents in the area to be on the look out against the military rampage.


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