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IMO : Panic As Nigerian Military Carry Out Air Strikes In Orlu Communities


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Nigerian Military Resorts To Carrying Out Air Strikes On Communities In Orlu, In Search Of ESN. 

Information reaching the news desk of MediaOrchid, reveals the airstrikes started on Thursday, and are connected with the military’s resolve to dislodge the Eastern Security Network (ESN)) operatives said to have strongholds in the forests.

Military fighter jets believed to have  deployed by the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force are conducting aerial strikes in Orlu communities in Imo State, which has worsened the already built-up tension in the areas.

MediaOrchid recalls the ESN operatives in January had a bloody clash with the Nigerian Army from Obinze barracks, where four soldiers were reportedly killed.

Video of Airstrike in Orlu

A video of the aerial bombardments on Thursday surfaced with fresh tension and anxiety building in the communities.

“ Nigerian soldiers are currently conducting aerial strikes in our areas. Many innocent lives may be lost. They are probably looking for ESN operatives who are checking the activities of killer Fulani herdsmen,” a community head told SaharaReporters.

“ People’s homes and market places may be affected. We don’t need aircraft in Orlu. They should go and find the stolen school pupils in Niger State,” another angry resident said.

“ I have the video. There was an aircraft firing shots possibly in a nearby bush. Very reckless of the airforce; civilians are all over the place,” another person said.

The Nigerian Army are believed to have switched to use of   military Jets after the land combat failed. 

A video, from the drones and hidden cameras believed to be installed by the ESN, had captured the Nigerian Army helicopters and their vehicles and soldiers searching for the camp of the ESN for possible arrests.

MediaOrchid also recalls that the leader of IPOB Mazi Nnamdi Kalu had revealed earlier that the army had put in a lot of  effort searching for loactaion of the ESN. 

“The Nigerian Army that is supposed to fight Boko Haram was seen everywhere searching for the camp of Eastern Security Network team. But they forgot they are dealing with sophisticated men. There are cameras and drones everywhere watching them,” an official had said.

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