There has been an outrage by Nigerians on social media after a video of the Nigerian Military conducting aerial strikes in Orlu, a civilian-populated area in Imo state which has reportedly resulted in many deaths.
According to the Eyewitnesses who shared the videos, it was gathered the airstrikes started on Thursday noon. It’s however not ascertained why the airstrikes were carried out in Orlu as at the filing of this report, but sources alleged it is connected with dislodging members of proscribed group, IPOB’s Eastern Security Network.
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Here are some of the reactions below;
@Prof Late wrote; “Why is the Nigerian army carrying out airstrikes in Orlu? This nonesense should stop now!!”
@DrOlufunmilayo wrote; “There are reports Nigerian Army is currently dropping air bombs killing people in Orlu, Imo State. Orlu is the second largest city in Imo state- it is only Owerri that is bigger. How do you go to a city and carry out airstrikes? Are we now in Iraq? What is this madness really?”
@EmekaGift wrote;There is currently air bombardments in Orlu Imo State by Nig soldiers. Many innocent people have been killed with air strikes.We also learnt that market places were affected. Nig military is currently looking for #ESN who are checkmating the activities of killer Fulani herdsmen
@iam_doctormayor wrote; “They are killing my people at Orlu They are killing my people at Orlu They are killing my people at Orlu They are killing my people at Orlu They are killing my people at Orlu They are killing my people at Orlu.”