Residents of Amaifeke in the Orlu local government area of Imo State, South East Nigeria, were terrified as gunmen engaged EbubeAgu operatives in a gun duel halting commercial activities on Sunday.
The gun battle between operatives of EbubeAgu and the suspected IPOB separatists at Amaifeke led to the razing down of a popular brothel, Ukwu Aki.
The IPOB gunmen were pissed off over the arrival of state-sanctioned EbubeAgu operatives on Saturday evening, in an area they considered their stronghold.
The South-East security network codenamed Ebubeagu is the joint security organ ratified by governments of the five South-East states.
The source said the gunmen fired gunshots at the wheels of the military vehicle parked near the State High Court in Orlu.
He said, the shooting spread to Awo-Idemili in Orsu local government area and kept residents sleepless and frightened.
As at press time, the Imo State Police spokesperson, Michael Abattam, is yet to make a formal briefing on the incident.
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