- Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma has appealed for calm following the attack on Awommamma community where a soldiers was killed
- This was made known on Wednesday, November 24, after government officials led by the chief of staff, Barr. Nnamdi Anyaehi paid a visit to the area
- Uzodimma ordered for an immediate investigation into the incident, promising to help with the loss the community recorded
Awommamma - Imo state government led by the governor's chief of staff, Barr. Nnamdi Anyaehi paid a visit to Isieke junction in Awommamma for an on the spot assessment of the ugly incident which took place on Tuesday, November 23.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng on Wednesday, November 24, Governor Hope Uzodimma ordered the visit.
Anyaehi was accompanied by the SA to the Governor on Youth Affairs, Hon. Eric Uwakwe and some government officials.
A preliminary investigation revealed unprincipled practice from both the villagers and the military personnel.
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While the incident remains regrettable and condemnable, the governor has called for calmness as the root cause of the incident is being unraveled.
Uzodimm ordered for an immediate investigation into the incident, promising to ameliorate the loss as recorded by the community.
While acknowledging the contributions of our security agencies in the fight against insurgency in the region, the government would appreciate professional conduct from the military in this regard and as well, expect the communities to work with security agencies in flushing out criminal elements within their residence.
One soldier killed as troops disperse IPOB/ESN hoodlums enforcing illegitimate sit-at-home order
Recall that a member of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and one gallant soldier were on Monday, November 22, killed during a gun battle in Oru East local government area of Imo state.
The acting deputy director of army public relations 82 Division Nigerian Army, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, said the incident took place when troops conducting Exercise GOLDEN DAWN dispersed some IPOB members who were setting properties ablaze.
Abdullahi in a statement shared on the army's Facebook page on Tuesday, November 23, stated that IPOB/ESN hoodlums were enforcing the illegitimate sit-at-home order imposed by the proscribed group at Awo-Mmamma community.
Uzodimma expresses shock at killing of soldier, destruction in Imo community
In a related development, the Imo government condemned the killing of a soldier and the burning of houses in Awommamma in Oru East local government area of the state.
Declan Emelumba, the commissioner for information and strategy, in a statement made available to Legit.ng on Tuesday, November 23, described the ugly event as regrettable and avoidable.
The southeast state government expressed shock and dismay over the events, adding that the soldier who was on a legitimate duty did not deserve to die such a gruesome death.