Resident of The Izombe community in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State has deserted the community following the allege onslaught of inhabitants by the Nigerian soldiers.
In a video by SaharaReporters, some agitated soldiers were heard shouting “their father”, “anyone you see, kill”.
They were probably angered by the action of some residents who burnt down their vehicles days ago.
Three corpses of residents were seen lying lifeless on the ground, with soldiers saying in pidgin, “no be that Igbo boy be this?”
Residents were also seen carrying their luggage fleeing the community on foot to avoid being victims of the attack.
While some were heard saying, “This one is still burning, all the houses were burnt. They burnt down everywhere. They have destroyed everything. All the houses were burnt down, nothing remains.”
The reason for the action might just be what a resident said, “Nigeria Army is committing genocide in South Eastern Nigeria ordering kill on sight, after a mob killed a Soldier who shot an innocent man dead.
“These same soldiers will apologise for mistakenly killing an innocent civilian in the Northern Nigeria while fighting Islamic terrorist Boko Harm but in the South-East they will order them to shoot at any one.
“Ethnic cleansing is happening in Nigeria. Many people are missing and more than 100 houses burnt to ashes.”
Sahara Reporters had earlier reported how villagers of the Izombe community deserted their homes over fears trailing the alleged killing of security personnel and a youth.
According to reports, the personnel on Friday confronted a youth allegedly engaged in oil bunkering in the village and killed him.
The killing reportedly forced the youths to descend on the security personnel and killed them.
The recent attack by the Soldiers on the residents of Izombe community looks much more like a retaliation.
Credit- Sahara Reporters