Nigerian army denies shooting civilians and indiscriminately burning houses during Enugu community raid

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Nigerian army denies shooting civilians and indiscriminately burning houses during Enugu community raid

The 82 Division of Nigerian Army, Enugu has denied shooting and burning of houses in Mgbowo Community, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

This comes after videos circulated online on Monday, November 1 showing Soldiers indiscriminately shooting at civilian homes in the community.

 

Nigerian army denies shooting civilians and indiscriminately burning houses during Enugu community raid

The army, says it only carried out a night raid at a suspected Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN) hideout located in the community, and that two ring leaders of IPOB/ ESN were arrested.

 

This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Acting Deputy Director Public Relations, 82 Division Nigerian Army, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, which said the suspects were currently undergoing interrogation .

 

According to Abdullahi: “Contrary to IPOB/ESN propaganda video, there was no incident of indiscriminate firing or unprovoked burning of houses during the raid. The joint operation in Agwu was conducted in the night and there was no destruction of any private…



Source: Linda Ikeji

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