Residents of villages in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State have started fleeing their homes following Saturday’s attack on the country home of Imo Governor, Hope Uzodimma.
It was gathered that the tension in the area followed the indiscriminate arrest of youth by security agents in the aftermath of the attack by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Residents of Omuma, Umuokwe, Awomama and neighboring Orlu town are said to be on alert as soldiers comb the neighborhoods apparently in search of the pro-Biafra activists.
Speaking to DailyTrust, a resident said that the whole town now live in fear.
He said, “We now live in fear because security men are arresting people indiscriminately.
“The youths are leaving their homes in droves because they’re targets of these indiscriminate arrests.”
It was gathered that even on the streets of Owerri, the state capital, the scenario is reverberating as most major streets are closed or turned to only one way.
The popular Okigwe road roundabouts and Warehouse road leading to Orlu and Omuma, through the Owerri-Onitsha road are jam-packed as security men frisk motorists going to Orlu or Onitsha.
It will be recalled that Ikonso was killed in Imo State during a joint operation by security forces comprising the Nigeria Police Force and their counterparts from the Nigerian Army and Department of State Services (DSS).
As reported by Naija News, Commander Ikonso was killed during the gun battle between security operatives and the insurgents while six of his fighters were also arrested.
Source: Naija News