Residents flee as Ebubeagu operatives invade Imo community, kill many, raze market
Residents have reportedly fled Amankwo in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State after an attack by members of Ebubeagu security outfit, who killed a yet-to-be ascertained number of people.
According to SaharaReporters, residents said Ebubeagu operatives stormed Amankwo community on Monday, shooting sporadically after which they set ablaze a market in the community known as Nkwo-Idemili.
Recalls that Governors of the South-East region had in April 2021 unveiled Ebubeagu to aid in the fight against insecurity.
A couple was said to be among those killed during the attack on the community with many residents running into neighboring villages for safety
“Hope Uzodimma’s so-called Ebubeagu descended on the market in my community on Monday, torched and razed down the timber section of the market.
“The attack continued till last night (Thursday) and left a couple and many others dead. The town is deserted now.
“This is daily occurrence in all neighboring towns in my local government of Orsu. Everyone is living in fear. Please help us beg the government to stop these siege and senseless killings,” a resident told SaharaReporters.
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