Tension in Orlu as military commends security operations, in search of ESN…
The Nigerian military commenced security operations in the Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State on Thursday, February 18 in search of the camps occupied by the personnel of Eastern Security Network linked with Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
It was gathered that the military deployed a helicopter and other military gadgets in the operations, adding, that the operation was an offshoot of military intelligence.
According to sources, The operation of the military in the area had caused serious panic amongst the local populace.
“Situation now calm in Udah, Orsuihiteukwa. Military helicopters have left my area a while ago after the surveillance mission. All security vans have left the Udah community for their respective bases.
“Civilians were not in any way harassed in the exercise. No casualties. The invasion may have been warranted by intelligence reports.
“The leaders and office bearers from Orlu zone should address this security instability in our zone now. This is not healthy for the progress and advancement of the biggest senatorial zone in Nigeria.”
No doubt, the presence of the military, is a result of the clash that the military and the ESN personnel had repeatedly since the turn of the year, which led to the massive deployment of troops within the region.