A military officer has been killed by unknown gunmen in Imo State following an attack on some soldiers in Awo Mmamma in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the military men in reprisal invaded the community and allegedly burnt a hotel, cars, houses and shops.
The incident has seen residents of the affected community flee as soldiers took over the community.
A source that spoke with Punch on the incident said, “some hoodlums attacked some soldiers at Ishieke junction in Awo Mmamma and killed one of them. They zoomed off towards Ihiala in Anambra State. Later soldiers invaded the area and caused havoc in the area by setting a hotel, cars, houses and stalls on fire.”
As of the time of filing this report the military is yet to release a statement on the incident.