Gloria Ogbu


Bandits on Thursday set ablaze houses, shops in some parts of Izombe in the Ogutal local government area of Imo state.

According to report, the incident started happening from 4:30 pm till 7:30 pm in Izombe.

Some of the locations where the attacks took place are Central market, Amamuruegede, Eziama, Umuakpa, and Eke-well among others.

An undisclosed source also said: “We saw men in a security uniform. They came in with about eight security vehicles fully armed. They drove in at about 4:30 pm.

“When we saw them people were afraid. As it was getting dark, all of a sudden they shot in the air and people started running. They went straight to some selected houses and shops and put fa ire on the buildings. They burnt more than ten houses.”

“As I am talking to you now, many people have abandoned their houses and fled into the bushes. Some of us don’t know the whereabouts of our children and wives. By tomorrow, we will come out and know the level of damage they have done. Till now, we don’t know the sins we have committed that we deserve this kind of attack.” He added.

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