Tension in Awomama, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State after a gun battle between soldiers and gunmen, which left one soldier dead,
In reprisal, A few hours after the incident, military men regrouped, stormed the town and burnt down, hotels, cars, houses and shops. https://youtu.be/lqXUY7lHTUM
The incident which happened at Ishieke junction in the area has caused panic in the community.
Many indigenes of the community have fled as soldiers took over the community.
A video, which surfaced online, showed the cars, shops and buildings in flames while women and children packed their belongings as they fled.
The spokesperson for the 34 Artillery Brigade Command, Owerri, Capt. Joseph Akuboh, could not be reached for comments as of the time of filing this report.