Panic as soldiers invade Anambra market, shoot sporadically
Post created on September 30, 2022
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Tension and chaos at the Nkwo Market in Umunze, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Thursday, as soldiers stormed the area and started shooting sporadically into the air.
It was reported that five soldiers and two civilians were killed by some yet-to-be-identified gunmen in the area on Wednesday. The soldiers were said to mobilise troops to the community in reaction to the killings which occurred in the area, where the hoodlums laid an ambush on the soldiers while on routine patrol duties.
It was gathered that tension was heightened upon the invasion of the military men as they shot in the air while ordering the traders to close their shops.
The action caused pandemonium as everybody scampered to safety while schools in the area quickly closed as parents withdrew their children. The roads, within a few minutes, were equally deserted.
When contacted, the state police spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the information had not got to the command.
“Although no arrest has been made yet as regards the incident of Wednesday, the situation there is calm now as security operatives are on patrol and restoring normalcy in the area,” Ikenga added.
Ọgbaghara na ọgbaghara dị n’ahịa Nkwo dị n’Umunze, n’okpuru ọchịchị Orumba South nke Anambra steeti n’ụbọchị Tọzdee, ka ndị agha wakporo ebe ahụ wee malite ịgba egbe n’ikuku.
A kọrọ na ụfọdụ ndị omekome a na-amabeghị aha gburu ndị agha ise na ndị nkịtị abụọ na mpaghara ahụ na Wednesde. Ekwuru na ndị agha a na-akpọkọta ndị agha n’ime obodo maka mmeghachi omume ogbugbu a mere na mpaghara ahụ, ebe ndị ọchịagha ahụ wakporo ndị agha ahụ ka ha na-arụ ọrụ nchegharị oge niile.
A gbakọtara na ọgbaghara kariri mwakpo nke ndị agha ahụ ka ha gbara egbe ka ha na-enye ndị ahịa iwu ka ha mechie ụlọ ahịa ha.
Ihe omume a butere ọrịa na-efe efe ka onye ọ bụla gbabara na nchekwa ebe ụlọ akwụkwọ dị na mpaghara mechiri ngwa ngwa ka ndị nne na nna na-ewepụ ụmụ ha. Ụzọ ndị ahụ, n’ime nkeji ole na ole, gbahapụrụ n’otu aka ahụ.
Mgbe a kpọtụụrụ ya, ọnụ na-ekwuru ndị uweojii na steeti ahụ, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, kwuru na ozi a eruteghị n’iwu ahụ.
Ikenga gbakwụnyere, “N’agbanyeghị na ejidebeghị ihe mere n’ụbọchị Wenezde, ọnọdụ ahụ adịla jụụ ugbu a ebe ndị ọrụ nchekwa na-agbagharị ma na-eweghachi ọnọdụ nkịtị na mpaghara ahụ.”