Abuja – Security agents believed to be soldiers Friday night stormed the Akpawfu Community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Our source said they engaged in heavy shooting until this morning, with the villagers scampering for safety.
The soldiers who reportedly arrived the community at about midnight disrupted the Christmas Eve celebrations, turning the mood into one of fear and apprehension.
As at the time of this report on Christmas Day News Express was reliably informed that the soldiers were still in the community.
“This is happening in my own village Agudene Akpawfu. We don’t know what we have done to these people. One of the boys they went to his house was brutally beaten up we are not sure he will survive it.
“They are still here up to this morning. As I speak to you I am in hiding. People have ran away for fear,” a source told News Express on phone.
Confirming the attack, the traditional ruler of Akpawfu Community, His Royal Highness Igwe Christopher Nnamani, said he had reported to the Divisional Police Officer in the Area who promised to get back to him.
The traditional ruler said some villagers have already been reported missing.
“The situation is not very clear yet and my house is far from Agudene. I have sent my people there and will be in a better position to talk if you can call or come to my palace in the evening,” he said.
The raid on Akpawfu has been consistent in recent times causing fear among villagers most of whom are fleeing the community.
When contacted the Spokesperson of 82 Army Division Enugu, Abubakar Abdullahi, said he didn’t have any information about the incident.
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