Imo state is in the news again as one of the communities is reportedly on fire over the invasion of military men who allegedly razed down the community over the death of their colleagues killed by hoodlums in the community. The community is known as Awo Mamma, located in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
In a report credited to the PUNCH, it was gathered that one certain soldier was killed by some hoodlums in the Awo Omamma community on Monday afternoon at Ishieke junction in the community.
Some hoodlums attacked the soldiers and one officer lost his life in the process as he was hacked to death while others escaped from the hoodlums. As expected, the soldiers regrouped and stormed the community in a commando- style.
In what looks like a reprisal attack by the military men, the soldiers allegedly burned down everything they could lay their hands on in the Awo Omamma community. The properties burned include but are not limited to Houses, hotels, shops, and cars.
The extent of the damage or destruction in the community cannot be quantified at the moment as the community is still up in smoke and soldiers are still searching for the perpetrators of the murder of their colleagues in the community.
Meanwhile, a source who witnessed the event said the hoodlums who carried out the dastardly act of killing the soldier in the first place have already fled the community and ran towards Ihiala town in Anambra State. Whatever the soldiers are doing in the community is just trying to punish ” Peter for Paul’ s sins” .
Meanwhile, the military or the police have yet to react to these latest developments. No official statement to confirm or deny the presence of the military in the community and the carnage of destruction that took place there too.