Many feared dead, stadium, houses burnt as IPOB, security operatives clash in Orlu

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ORLU – Many people are feared dead while several properties as well as the Orlu Stadium have been destroyed as the Indigenous Peoples (IPOB) clashed Orlu, Imo Monday.

It was gathered that the crisis started last week when IPOB , the and army clashed.

Some were said have been killed when they attacked the Eastern Network (ESN) set up by IPOB maintain security .

The security agencies were said have planned a reprisal. There were sporadic shooting as residents ran helter skelter escape the rain bullets.

The booms of the gun were heard as far as Okporo, Akata, Umutanze and areas of ancient Orlu town

It was gathered 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.

The military presence was linked linked to alleged killing of military and personnel, by suspected members of ESN.

There are also reports of low-flying military aircraft over the community.

The Army were said to be a revenge mission against the IPOB Security Network, believed to be responsible for the death of their personnel.

The security network had published video, which went viral last week, showing ESN boasting how they dislodged policemen who attacked them, displaying the vehicles the security had abandoned as they fled.