Nigerian Soldiers Burn Hotel, Houses In Reprisal After Gunmen Kill Soldier In Imo

Nigerian soldiers on a reprisal mission on Monday stormed Awo Mmamma in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State and burnt a hotel, cars, houses and shops.

This followed the killing of a military officer by gunmen.

CHECKPOINTCHARLEY gathered that many residents have fled as angry soldiers took over the community.

According to a local source, the soldier was killed when the gunmen attacked troops at Ishieke junction in Awo Mmamma-

After which they took off towards Ihiala in Anambra State.

“Later soldiers invaded the area and set a hotel, cars, houses and stalls on fire,” the source said.

The police spokesperson for the state command, Micheal Abattam, had yet to confirm the incident as at the time of filing this report-

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