The Imo State Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, has confirmed that there was a clash between the Military and the suspected members of Indigenous of Biafra, IPOB in Orlu, Imo State.
Officer Ikeokwu while confirming the incident, said he could not state the number of casualties because he has not gotten the full detail of the gun battle.
However, eyewitness reports says there’s was panic in the town because of the sporadic shooting everywhere and many residents had to scamper for safety.
The reports also said at least one person has been confirmed dead in Orlu town, Orlu local government area of Imo State after the gun battle.
Abacityblog.com that the incidents may not be unconnected to alleged killing of a military officer and police personnel, by suspected members of the IPOB Eastern Security Network few days ago.
Meanwhile, all efforts to get through to the Army Commander 34 artillery brigade Imo state, and the Army Public relations officer in Imo state proved abortive as the time of filing this report.
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