Why Soldiers Raided Enugu Community – Army


🔴Why Soldiers Raided Enugu Community – Army

Military authorities have given reason for the raiding of the Mgbowo community in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State by soldiers.

The spokesman of 82 Division, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, in a statement, said a joint security force suspected the village as a hideout for the Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN) members.

He explained that the operation took place at night, adding that nothing was destroyed.

But a video in circulation shows that gunshots were fired by men in military camouflage and a building going up in flames.

The house was said to belong to a suspected member of IPOB/ESN. It was learnt that soldiers burnt the house when they could not find him.

Refuting the video, Maj Abdullahi said, “There was no incident of indiscriminate firing or unprovoked burning of houses during the raid.”

He, however, said, “Investigation into the video is ongoing to ascertain when and where it was shot and those involved. Any personnel found culpable would be sanctioned accordingly.”