On Thursday, September 29th, armed soldiers raved through the Anambra community, Umunze, Orumba South Local Government Area, Anambra State.
The fully armed troops, in their act of arrival, created tension among the indigenes of the community, which led to schools, traders, and other business establishments closing.
This came a few days after six soldiers and a civilian were killed in an open fire by gunmen at Umunze, causing chaos.
According to the President General of Umunze Community, Chief John Akanyeonu, who disclosed this, stated that furious-looking armed soldiers invaded the Umunze community and stirred up turbulence and commotion, followed by firing air gunshots as they stomped on the location where the deceased military men were killed.
“When the army arrived today, they opened fire, shooting sporadically in the air.” “I don’t know the exact number of the people that were injured, but I saw about three. One boy that lost his life operates a barbing salon here”.
“We have made some calls to the DSS office and the DPO here. We have also called some top military officers and I think they are discussing with their colleagues to take it easy with our people”.
“All the schools around here were shut down, and there is no hope of reopening on Friday.” Because of the way the soldiers acted, “our people have become so afraid.” Akanyeonu said