Tension heightens in Orlu as military take over community, residents desert homes.
Residents of Orlu council area of Imo State have reportedly deserted their homes as the military continues a search for the camps of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
RPTVblogs gathered that the presence of the military has crippled economic activities in the area.
RPTVblogs gathered from a source that the military surveillance helicopter which hovered on a daily basis in Orlu and neighbouring LGAs, had caused more panic among the people.
In Orsuihitteukwa, a neighbouring community in Orsu LGA, the source admitted that the soldiers were not harmful but expressed concern on the heavy ammunition in their possession and the hovering of helicopters over their houses.
The source further said, “truly, the presence of the military has, to a large extent, calmed the situation. But I urge the leaders in the zone to address the security instability in our zone. This is not healthy for the progress and advancement of the biggest Senatorial Zone in Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, RPTVblogs learnt that neighbouring LGAs, including Orsu, Njaba and Ideato-north, where the ESN members reportedly ran to, had been taken over by the military.
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