February 25, 2024

Gunmen engage Ebubeagu operatives in Imo, brothel razed

Chidiebube Okeoma

A popular brothel was burnt at Amaifeke In Orlu Local Government Area of Imo state on Sunday as operatives of Ebubeagu engaged bandits in a gun duel in the crisis ridden area of the state.

Our correspondent gathered that the gun battle lasted for over two hours, leading to the abrupt end to commercial and social activities in the area and its environs.

Community sources told our correspondent that the bandits were reportedly infuriated by the arrival of the Ebubeagu operatives in the community on Saturday night and came out on Sunday to battle them.

An indigene of the community who does not want to be mentioned told our correspondent that a brothel known as Ukwu Aki was razed during the exchange of fire arms.

He said “ it was a black Easter Sunday in our community. Ebubeagu together with Soldiers battled with bandits for over two hours today. A brothel known as Ukwu Aki located at Amadim in Amaifeke, opposite Afor Ogidi modern market was burnt.

“The gunmen allegedly shot at the tires of the vehicle belonging to the army near the judiciary High Court in Orlu and the fight spread to Ihioma and Awo- Idemili in Orsu LGA. Infact it was a black Easter Sunday in our community today. Thank God we are alive.”

The police spokesperson for the, Micheal Abattam, had yet to respond to an inquiry concerning the incident as of the time of filing this report on Sunday evening.

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