No less than six have been reportedly killed and one other injured as a combined team of soldiers and operatives of the Ebubeagu security outfit raided the Umutanzi community in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.
It was learnt that the invaders stormed the rural community about 4am on Thursday and shot sporadically.
This allegedly caused panic as residents ran out of their homes, with some sustaining injuries in the process.
A resident and pastor of a local church, Pastor Anthony Akatta said that the siege lasted more than seven hours.
He said they left with some youths who are still unaccounted for.
According to him, “It was around 4am yesterday (Thursday) that Ebubeagu and some military personnel came to our village, Umutanzi, in Orlu council.”
“They blocked all roads leading to the community, killed six people while one person sustained injuries.”