A series of death crimes were committed in Orlu the second largest city after Owerri, in Southeast Nigeria’s Imo State on Monday, 25 January 2021. The Nigeria military force killed many Imo civilians and report said the Governor of the State, Hope Uzodimma sent the military to the indigenes over an unknown incident.
In a viral video sighted by Mandy News, a roadside vendor was killed and several others have been killed.
Updated: ALERT: It was a gunfire battle between Nigerian Military and IPOB newly formed Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Orlu, Imo State.
Civilians are advised to stay indoor in the affected areas.
The ESN chased away Fulani Herdsmen in Orlu forests. The Army were called to dislodge the ESN. They suffered losses and regrouped to kill civilians. The ESN came out and they ran away. The ESN burnt down police station and the Orlu Local Council Office.
— Palliative Umu Ashawo #YaGunnersYa (@MaziGerald) January 25, 2021
Eastern Security Network Guiding And Pushing The Fulani Foreign Invaders In Nigeria Military Uniform From Killing The Innocent Youths In Orlu 25/1/2021.
— Stateless For Now Until #Biafra is Free (@princeiel) January 25, 2021
The shootings going on in Orlu, Imo State would make you think we're at war. If the Nigerian Army can be this proactive, Fulani Herdsmen and Boko Haram would have been history by now.
— Sammy Sammy (@scad_official) January 25, 2021
In trying to secure Fulani Herdsmen & allow them take over our ancestral land, Imo state Governor with the help of federal govt have deployed heavy military to Imo state. As am typing now our people are being killed & their properties set ablaze by Nig military in Orlu Imo state
— Emeka Gift (@EmekaGift) January 25, 2021
Orlu local government is on fire 🔥🔥 now @ESN …men are doing there job under one command @MaziNnamdiKanu @Carolynkimbrly @radiobiafralive @princeiel @SaharaReporters @NigeriaGov pic.twitter.com/MrbXaWCdZy
— Chinedu Nwafor Biafra (@EMMAJesussir1) January 25, 2021
The clash between soldiers and members ESN in Orlu, Imo state today has resulted in some deaths & this is unfortunate. I call for restraint on both sides. The soldiers ought to be deployed against killer herdsmen and not ESN. When will Buhari learn. Chidera Agu please stay safe.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) January 25, 2021
Orlu is not safe pic.twitter.com/X2m1C8ZMZY
— Harrison (@harrisonmbamara) January 25, 2021
What exactly is happening in Orlu, Imo State? Are we are war? What's the meaning of this madness for Godsake? pic.twitter.com/qCZXj4alsQ
— Unu Amaro Kam Siri Kwado (@AfamDeluxo) January 25, 2021
Ongoing Genocide is happening in Orlu, Imo State. This is a developing story: We’ll give updates on the situation as we learn more.