The Nigeria military invades the Orlu province in Biafraland killing 15 – 25 (Reports vary) civilians and still counting. The Murderous military went searching for Eastern Security Network, (ESN) who had confronted them earlier on 24-01-2021 as a result of youth’s harassment by a Nigerian soldier but met stiff resistance.
The overwhelming firepower of ESN led to some ZOO soldiers escaping into apartments, discarding their uniforms, and quietly melting into the civilian population with the help of some Igbo miscreants.
The Nigerian Army stormed Okporo community in Orlu and launched an attack on the innocent citizens of the community, shot at civilians, and torching of several buildings (the signature move of the Nigeria Army is to burn buildings) at Okporo in Orlu LGA.
Their army’s aggression against civilians including killing an elderly woman, continued for a while until ESN got word and headed straight to confront the janjaweed army.
On reaching the location, gunfire erupted. They quickly set up defensive perimeters and engaged the Nigerian army.
According to Witnesses, Men said to be ESN came in four Hilux trucks and quickly engaged the Nigeria Soldiers. Nigeria soldiers started forming positions to return fire as seen in this video.
Nigeria soldiers started aiming at civilians because they probably could not tell who was ESN and who was civilian. They shot at people randomly out of fear and paranoia. Everybody looked like ESN including children.
ESN reinforcement and angry civilians killed by the Nigerian army poured in from different directions and overwhelmed the primitive force who retreated with some disappearing into the civilian population.
Some reports suggest several Nigerian soldiers were either killed or injured and captured however, we can not verify this cos we haven’t seen any bodies.
What we can confirm is civilians killed by the Nigerian army including an elderly woman as seen in this video below.
The confrontation sparked reprisal attacks all around Ama-Awusa community Orlu by irate youths. Buildings were set on fire. shops looted though it isn’t clear who looted who and which youths are involved.
Supreme court administrator of Imo, Uzodimma declared a curfew in some local governments in the state in reaction to the mayhem that saw many civilians unjustly killed by the Nigerian army.
The Supreme court Administrator said:
“This afternoon, I received a very disturbing report on the activities of a group of Militants who unleashed a shooting spree in the Orlu area of the state, killing and maiming innocent citizens in the process,” the Governor said.
“I am totally appalled by this sad report which appears to paint a picture of the near breakdown of law and order in the Orlu area. The government condemns in its entirety this act of extreme hooliganism and brigandage.
“This is completely unacceptable to this administration. Those behind this callous barbarism will surely regret their actions.
“Consequently, I have directed the security agencies to fish out without fail, all those behind the carnage and immediately bring them to book. Let no one be in any doubt that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will ever escape justice. I assure them that they will pay for their cruelty against peace-loving and innocent people.
“As an interim measure to immediately restore the peace in Orlu zone, a dusk to dawn curfew (6 pm to 6 am) is hereby imposed in the following Local Government Areas of Orlu zone; namely; Orlu, Orsu, Oru East, Oru West, Ideato North, Ideato South, Njaba, Isu, Nwangele and Nkwerre.
“All law-abiding citizens are advised to comply strictly with the curfew as announced. Anyone caught violating the curfew will be treated as a suspect.
“The government wants to assure all Imo people that the situation in Orlu area is under control. Security operatives have been deployed on a 24-hour patrol of the zone. Equally, every security measure necessary has been put in place to ensure that law-abiding citizens can go about their businesses in the affected areas without any fear of molestation.”
The situation is however still tense after the confrontation. More info as we get new updates!