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Nigerian Soldiers Burnt Over 80 Houses In Our Community — Imo Residents

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Residents of Izombe within the Oguta Native Authorities Space of Imo State have lamented the havoc allegedly wreaked on their neighborhood by troopers of the Nigerian Military.

The distraught indigenes instructed Punch that the worth of properties destroyed by troopers of their neighborhood was not lower than N1billion.



In line with them, troopers who had been on a reprisal assault burnt no fewer than 80 homes, many automobiles and financial bushes.

The troopers hooked up to the 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Owerri, reportedly clashed with the youths of the neighborhood.

Within the course of, a youth was killed, two troopers murdered, their car burnt and three rifles snatched.

In a revenge mission, the military invaded the neighborhood in lots of automobiles, together with Armoured Personnel Carriers and allegedly destroyed many properties.

The event brought about the indigenes of the neighborhood, particularly girls and kids, to flee the realm.

A neighborhood chief, Chinedu Nnadi, had mentioned the harm the military had completed to the neighborhood wouldn’t be addressed within the subsequent 30 years.

Nnadi, who’s the pastor in command of He Reigns Chapel, Owerri, mentioned the individuals had develop into refugees in neighbouring communities.

A person, Kennedy Ike, whose home and that of his two youngsters had been razed through the operation, mentioned his life had been “made depressing”.

The military spokesperson for the 34 artillery brigade, Obinze, Owerri, Joseph Akuga, mentioned the army hierarchy within the state would handle the press on the problem.

 

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