The Mgbowo Autonomous community of Awgu Local Government of Enugu State turned into a ghost land when the men of the 82 Division of Nigerian Army invaded the community with the claims that some IPOB and ESN are been haboured in the community. Without making any preliminary investigations, the army opened fire on the residents shooting randomly at all angles.
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However, the Nigerian Army denied this actions in a statement by the Acting Deputy Director Public Relations, 82 Division Nigerian Army, Major Abubakar Abdullahi.
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.
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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 property involved.
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“The trending videos in circulation claiming to represent the aftermath of the night operation is not portraying the Agwu operation. It is meant to whip up sentiment and incite the public against the Army”.
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