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20 IPOB Members Arrested In Orlu Over Attacks On Soldiers
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20 IPOB Members Arrested In Orlu Over Attacks On Soldiers

Nigerian security operatives in an operation involving the Army, Air force and the Police in Orlu community of Imo State have arrested 20 members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, according to PRNigeria. According to the website, the arrest of members of the secessionist group followed recent attacks on soldiers and civilians in Orlu town. IPOB members who were using Orlu as their base had reportedly ambushed and killed our soldiers who were on the escort of the Director Civil Affairs, Brigadier General HE Nzan and his team on inspection of the Civil-Military Project at a nearby Nkwerre community, PR Nigeria reported quoting an unnamed intelligence source. The IPOB militias also allegedly took away weapons and a vehicle belonging to the troops. “Since the...
ESN Operatives Are Hoodlums And We’ll Treat Them As Murderers – Hope Uzodimma
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ESN Operatives Are Hoodlums And We’ll Treat Them As Murderers – Hope Uzodimma

The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma has described the operatives of Eastern Security Network (ESN) as hoodlums terrorising the state. The governor stated this while reacting to the Air Strikes and joint (Police/military) operation in Orlu in Search of the ESN in the state. The government also confirmed that it nvited the military to “flush out” members of the Eastern Security Network an offshoot of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Orlu and Orsu. Speaking to IgbereTV in Owerri, Friday, through the Imo state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprian Akaolisa, Gov Hope Uzodimma said that the Eastern Security Network operatives were hoodlums and would be treated as murderers by the state government. According to him, the leader of IPOB Nnamdi Kanu was en...
Why I Invited Soldiers To Orlu – Uzodimma
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Why I Invited Soldiers To Orlu – Uzodimma

Following the ongoing military action in some parts of Orlu Senatorial District of Imo State, the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has insisted that his administration would not yield to pressure from those calling for withdrawal of soldiers from the crisis-ridden area. The governor stated that he invited soldiers in Orlu to restore calm in the area after members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), killed several policemen and innocent citizens in the area. Uzodimma, who gave the explanation through the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Cyprain Akaolisa, at a press briefing in Owerri, said the narrative that innocent people were being killed by the military was intended to shift attention from the despicable activities of IPOB in Or...
Army Confirms Joint Operation With Police In Orlu LG, Imo State To Root Out IPOB
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Army Confirms Joint Operation With Police In Orlu LG, Imo State To Root Out IPOB

The 34 artillery brigade Obinze of the Nigerian army has confirmed an ongoing Joint military and Police operation in Orsu local government area of Imo state and its neighboring communities following an intelligent report of the existence and establishment of illegal camps allegedly built by suspected members of the Indigenous people of Biafra IPOB eastern security network ESN. Confirming the joint operation, the Public relations officer of the brigade, Lieutenant Babatunde Zubairu says available intelligence reports reveal that some unknown armed men suspected to be members of the Eastern security Network of IPOB have built illegal training camps in the areas with the intention of causing breach of security and destabilizing peace in the area. In an effort to ensure that there’s ...
Air Strikes In Orlu: “They Have Finally Brought The War Upon Us” – IPOB
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Air Strikes In Orlu: “They Have Finally Brought The War Upon Us” – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reacted to the air operations on camps believed to have been occupied by the Eastern Security Network (ESN) by the Nigerian military in Imo State. The operations sent residents of Orlu and Orsu local government areas of Imo State scampering for safety. Reacting to the air strikes, IPOB in a statement made available to MCI  said the Federal Government of Nigeria have brought war upon the Biafran people. The statement signed by Mazi Chika Edoziem, the Head of Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) reads; “The Nigerian government through its military has finally declared open confrontation with the Biafran people in their bid to harass, intimidate and cow us into submission to relinquish our ancestral lands to for...
The Helicopter Gunship Attack In Orlu, Imo Happened On February 14 – Nicholas Ibekwe
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The Helicopter Gunship Attack In Orlu, Imo Happened On February 14 – Nicholas Ibekwe

As shared by Nicholas Ibekwe of Premium Times: Relax people. The so-called helicopter gunship attack in Orlu, Imo happened on February 14. Nobody was shot at & there were zero casualties. However, I learnt the military is carrying out an operation there in search of militiamen of the IPOB-affiliated Eastern Security Network. I have people on the ground in Orlu as we speak. I am from there. Yes, it is possible there were patrols before 14th. But as of this moment and in fact, at least in the last couple of days, there has been nothing. https://youtu.be/C6i0mUDiIO4
Tension As Nigerian Military Conducts Air Strikes In Orlu In Search Of ESN
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Tension As Nigerian Military Conducts Air Strikes In Orlu In Search Of ESN

Military fighter jets believed to be 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. MCIlearnt that the airstrikes started on Thursday noon, and are connected with the military’s resolve to dislodge the Eastern Security Network operatives said to have strongholds in the forests. The ESN operatives in January had a bloody clash with the Nigerian Army from Obinze barracks, where four soldiers were reportedly killed. 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 ...
Imo State Government Seizes Eastern Palm University From Okorocha
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Imo State Government Seizes Eastern Palm University From Okorocha

Imo state government has taken over Eastern Palm University at Ogboko in Orlu, said to be owned byR. In an announcement today, government warned all those it called ‘fraudulent claimants’ to stay away from the university. It said its right to ownership is based on the fact that state money was used to build the school. It warned that if they failed to stay away, they would be made to face the full weight of the law. They have also been reminded that the government has been empowered to deal decisively with anyone or group of persons ready to test the will of government over ownership of the University. The Executive Council of Imo State took the decision at its weekly meeting of Wednesday, February 10, 2021, presided over by Governor Hope Uzodinma. The Council accepte...
Why Is Military In Orlu And Not Police? – Kingsley Moghalu
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Why Is Military In Orlu And Not Police? – Kingsley Moghalu

A former presidential candidate Kingsley Moghalu has questioned the operation of the military in Orlu, Imo State. Soldiers invaded Orlu on Monday and engaged a group believed to be members of the Eastern Security Network of the Indigenous People of Biafra in a duel, sending residents scampering for safety. The incident forced Governor Hope Uzodimma to impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew in 12 local government areas of Imo West Senatorial District. Tweeting on Wednesday, Moghalu said the presence of the military in a police matter should be questioned. He said: “I regret the deaths of Nigerians in Orlu reportedly resulting initially from clashes between Nigerian soldiers and civilians. @Govhopeuzodinma has imposed a curfew to restore order, but the situation raises important questio...
Orlu Is Not Oyigbo – Nnamdi Kanu Hails His Boys
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Orlu Is Not Oyigbo – Nnamdi Kanu Hails His Boys

Nnamdi Kanu has posted on Facebook 2hrs ago congratulating his boys for causing mayhem saying now the Nigerian government's has confirmed Orlu is not Oyigbo... Link to the official post Well done boys! Now they know Orlu can never be another Obigbo. Those that doubted our resolve now know better.
Orlu Attack: “Fish Out Perpetrators Without Fail” – Governor Uzodinma
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Orlu Attack: “Fish Out Perpetrators Without Fail” – Governor Uzodinma

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has condemned the attack by gunmen in Orlu Area of the state which led to the killing and maiming of innocent citizens on Monday. In a statement issued, Uzodinma said he has ordered security agencies to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to book. To restore peace in Orlu, the Governor ordered a curfew in some local government areas namely Orlu, Orsu, Oru East, Oru West, Ideato North, Ideato South, Njaba, Isu, Nwangele and Nkwerre. He said, “This afternoon, I received a very disturbing report on the activities of a group of Militants who unleashed a shooting spree in the Orlu area of the state, killing and maiming innocent citizen in the process “I am totally appalled by this sad report which appears to paint a picture of near ...
Orlu: Governor Uzodinma Declares Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew In 9 LGAs In Imo State
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Orlu: Governor Uzodinma Declares Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew In 9 LGAs In Imo State

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has imposed a Dusk-to-dawn Curfew in 9 Local Government Areas of the State following clashes between the Eastern Security Network and a combined team of the Nigerian Police and Soldiers in Orlu, Imo State. Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in 9 local government areas in Orlu Zone to check rising insecurity in the area, the LGs' are Orlu, Oru East, Isu, Nwangele, Njiaba, Ideato North, Ideato South, Nkwere and Orsu
Heavy Gunfire In Orlu, Imo As Soldiers And ESN Clash (Disturbing Photos)
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Heavy Gunfire In Orlu, Imo As Soldiers And ESN Clash (Disturbing Photos)

Heavy Shootout between the security operatives and some unknown Gunmen who invaded Orlu city in about 4 convoy , police station and some market have been set ablaze . EYE WITNESS REPORT There is confusion every where in Orlu LGA of Imo State, all markets deserted, I have been to International market, old market, Afo Ogidi, and Ogboshishi markets to see things for myself. The Nigerian army lost two of their officers to the ESN and have block the new Orlu Owerri road after harvesters hotel. Nobody know what will happen in the next minute. Stray bullet from the ESN made security personnel of Mawatec LTD desert their office. A vandalized Hilux van belonging to the police is seen by the road side in Ogboshishi market. As I write, there are gun shots been heard. Nigeria in gradually sl...
IG Deploys 315 Special Officers To Imo, Creates Five Units
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IG Deploys 315 Special Officers To Imo, Creates Five Units

To ensure crime-free Christmas and New Year festivities in Imo State, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has created five special units and deployed 63 officers to each unit. This brings the total number to 615 officers to man the units. Out of the number, each unit has 60 men and three officers.Also, the Commissioner of Police, Chris Okey Ezike, has directed that no officer of the command should either proceed on annual or casual leave during the period. Ezike, who disclosed this while briefing journalists at the police headquarters in Owerri, noted that his men were combatant ready to ensure that crime fighting was taken to all the 644 autonomous communities in the state during the season.He urged the people to be vigilant and use the phone numbers of the area co...
One Suspected Vandal Electrocuted, Eight Others Arrested In South-East
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One Suspected Vandal Electrocuted, Eight Others Arrested In South-East

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has arrested eight suspected vandals in two weeks in various parts of the South-East. Emeka Ezeh, the EEDC’s Head of Communications, said in a statement in Enugu on Friday that a middle aged man was also electrocuted while vandalising electrical installations. Ezeh said that the electrocuted person and the eight suspected vandals were arrested in four states in Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States. He said: “Two suspects identified as Amaechi Akpu and Chigbo Ejebu were apprehended by youths of Onuore Agba community in Ebonyi for vandalising of a 300KVA Sub-station, property of EEDC located in the community. “Members of Abor vigilance group also arrested a vandal identified as Emmanuel Izunna for vandalising 500KVA Igwe Umuenyiora 2 Su...
Imo Assembly Probes 600 Monarchs Over Palm Plantation
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Imo Assembly Probes 600 Monarchs Over Palm Plantation

The Imo State House of Assembly has started probe into the failure of autonomous communities to execute the palm plantation project given to them by the state government. Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture, Mr. Uche Agabige, confirmed this to Vanguard, yesterday, in Owerri. Agabige, representing Orsu state constituency, said that its committee was ready to investigate over 600 autonomous communities in the state. He said: “My committee is reaching out to communities that benefited from the palm plantation project fund from the government. “We have visited some local government areas, such as Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta and Orlu. Our plan is that we are going to visit all the communities in the state, but it might take us long. “The project is a very serious one, knowing the po...
IGP Orders Arrest Of Imo Catholic Priest Killers
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IGP Orders Arrest Of Imo Catholic Priest Killers

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the Imo state Commissioner of police, Chris Ezike, to arrest the killers of Rev Fr Cyriacus Onunkwo of the Orlu Catholic diocese. Onunkwo, who returned to organise the funeral rites of his father, Celestine Onunkwo, who died last weekend, was kidnapped on Friday at Amaifeke in Orlu town. His corpse was found the next day (Saturday) at Omumma, in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state. Speaking separately on Monday during visits to the archbishop of Owerri Catholic archbishop, AJV Obinna and the Bishop of Orlu Catholic diocese, Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma, the CP said that the IGP was saddened by the development and had therefore ordered his command and the IGP Technical Intelligence Unit to partner in apprehending...
18 Suspects Arrested For Vandalizing Electricity Installations
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18 Suspects Arrested For Vandalizing Electricity Installations

No fewer than 18 suspects were apprehended by the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) for vandalising electricity installations in the South-East region. The arrest was carried out in collaboration with the vigilante groups, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), police and the army in the last one month. The Head of EEDC Communications, Mr Emeka Ezeh, said in a statement on Saturday in Enugu that among the 18 suspected vandals, one of them had been sentenced to three years imprisonment. Ezeh said that those apprehended had been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution. The EEDC communication boss said that the suspects were arrested in its franchise areas of Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States. “Just recently, five men identifi...
Three Women Abduct 10-Month-Old Boy, Sell Him For N650, 000 In Imo
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Three Women Abduct 10-Month-Old Boy, Sell Him For N650, 000 In Imo

The police in Imo State on Thursday handed over a ten months old boy, Tochukwu Okechukwu Peter, who was stolen and sold for N650,000, to his parents, Mr and Mrs Okechukwu Peter. This is coming four days after the command paraded five women for stealing a baby at a burial ceremony in the state and selling him for N600,000 to a buyer in Nnewi, Anambra State. Parading the three suspects before newsmen, Ogechi Chukwuocha, 42 years, Calista Igwe, 38, and Chimezie, 32 before handing over the recovered child to his parents, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Andrew Enwerem, said that the child was stolen from his mother, Udoka Peter, on June 15, 2017, at Ogbaku in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state. The Police spokesperson asserted that while the prime suspect...
Passer-by Killed As Three Brothers Battle For Control Of Motor Park
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Passer-by Killed As Three Brothers Battle For Control Of Motor Park

The battle between three siblings over the leadership of Banana Junction motor park at Amaifeke in Orlu Council Area of Imo State turned tragic when a stray bullet allegedly fired by a policeman killed a passerby identified as one Remigius Enwerem. The police team was allegedly brought by the Ozioma and Ozoemena Agubata group to apparently dislodge the boys of their younger brother Nkeonyere from the park. Sunday Sun reliably gathered that the battle for control of the park between the three siblings started in February when another innocent passer-by was also hit by a stray bullet when the siblings also clashed. But it was learnt that Nkeonyere Agubata had spent his personal money to treat the gunshot victim to save his life. It was further learnt that the two elder brothers, who...
“I Joined Cult With The Promise That I’ll Be Rich” – Suspect (Pictures)
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“I Joined Cult With The Promise That I’ll Be Rich” – Suspect (Pictures)

A 27-year old self-confessed cultist, Chibuike Samuel Ibenye has said that his greatest mistake in life was the day he joined Aiye secret cult with the false assurance that he will make money as a member. Ibenye said it turned out that the group does not have such means to make him rich as his condition worsened and he ended up carrying loads for traders at market. Ibenye was paraded by the police after he was arrested with arms such guns, axes, cutlasses, live ammunition loaded in the vehicle for an operation in Isashi area of Lagos. An Orlu Imo State-born Ibenye revealed that when he realised that he had been deceived by joining the cult, he attempted to leave but was told it was impossible or he will pay the price with his blood. He said all the hopes to become rich and prom...

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