Tension In Imo As Gunmen Set Ablaze Houses, Shops
Gunmen attacked and burnt several houses, and shops in Izombe, a community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.
The gunmen were said to have attacked the community on Thursday from about 4:30 p.m. till 7:30 pm. The attack lasted for over two hours.
An eyewitness who spoke to newsmen said places affected by the fire include; Central market, Amamuruegede, Eziama, Umuakpa, and Eke-well, among others.
Narrating the incident, the eyewitness 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 fire to 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,” the source told newsmen.