Nigeran Soldiers Looted and Burnt over 150 Houses Belonging to Civilians in Imo State
Troops of the Nigerian Army have reportedly sacked Orau-Ihiteukwa community in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State.
Sources said the soldiers also looted and burnt over 150 houses belonging to the residents on Saturday although SaharaReporters could not independently ascertain exact the number of houses affected.
SaharaReporters gathered that the soldiers who were said to have trailed some gunmen that attacked Agwa Divisional Police headquarters in Oguta Local Government Area where four policemen were killed to the community, whisked away Chief Pius Nwannakwe, President General Orsu Ihiteukwa autonomous community, Geoffrey Emeti and Friday Anele, a former chairman of Igwebuike union.
SaharaReporters earlier reported that yet-to-be identified gunmen invaded Agwa Divisional Police headquarters in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo on Friday night and killed four policemen and two family members.
It reported that some parts of the division and vehicles, including the one allegedly belonging to the Divisional Police Officer were burnt by the attackers.
The hoodlums were also reported to have invaded a private residence and killed occupants husband and wife, identified as Ejike before fleeing.
The development has caused panic in the area as natives and residents expressed shock.
Meanwhile, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law otherwise known as Intersociety has revealed in a research report that over 1800 houses belonging to residents of South East were burnt with N50 billion worth of property looted by Nigerian Army troops since 2020.
SaharaReporters’ efforts to speak with the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Mike Abattam, were unsuccessful as he could not answer his calls.
He had yet to respond to text message sent to his mobile phone.