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Imo State Government has tightened Security in Orlu Local Government Area following the beheading of people in the area by suspected criminal gangs and native doctors on the prowl in the night hours The Eastern Updates has learnt.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, made this disclosure while briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Owerri.
He shortly said: ‘The State Government has tightened security in the area. You are aware that many of the attackers were killed and many of them arrested. Surveillance has been intensified in the area. The government has been liaising with stakeholders and we have been doing that even before now.’
The Eastern Updates gathered from eyewitnesses that killings began in the area from the opposing camps on the issue surrounding the agitations for the actualization of the Biafra Republic.
According to some community sources who spoke to Vanguard on the grounds of anonymity said: ‘These people killing themselves are those who are in support of the Biafra Republic agenda and those who are opposed to the Biafra agitations in the community. So, they are killing themselves just to take over the land, nothing more or less.’
However, there are reports that Youths have taken over the Security in Okporo and neighbouring Communities in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, where the beheading of persons have become almost a daily occurrence.
THE EASTERN UPDATES