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Gunmen invade Orlu, behead community leader, destroy shops, vehicles



Gunmen have reportedly invaded Okporo and neighbouring Communities in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State; unleashing violence in attacks that started on Sunday night continued till Monday morning.

NewsWireNGR gathered that a yet to be identified community leader was beheaded and his head placed on a table around the market in Okporo community. The number of beheaded persons in the Orlu area has reportedly increased to about five, since this violence started.

Over twenty shops were completely razed down as well as vehicles numbering more than ten got burnt. Also, a shop where caskets were sold was also burnt including the already constructed casket waiting for potential customers.

A source had earlier told Vanguard Newspapers that “Even this Monday morning we hear of strange movement by these men in Okporo community and people started running. What is happening in Orlu is creating fears everywhere. These criminals started with beheading of our and now burning peoples homes. What do they want? 

“When will all these attacks end we are suffering in Orlu local government and government should please send security operatives to us to end these attacks.”

As at the time of filing this report, the state police command have not made an official statement on the reports of violence in the area.

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