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Throwback Times have once again gathered reports on how men of the Nigerian Army from Obinze Barracks allegedly murdered 3 innocent unarmed  traders at Eke Ututu Market Orsu LGA of Imo State.

According to messages shared online', a source posted how his brothers were killed. quoting the source as shared by an OAP at Ozisa FM radio Owerri, Theodore Chinonso Ubah.

"My brother in law Ugochukwu Obianeli and his colleague /Oga by name Nonso were shot dead by soldiers yesterday around noon or thereabout at a block industry site in Ekeututu market area along the road leading to Ohukabia .

The soldiers who were in their numbers invaded the market area and when people got the information, they started running away for safety but these two young men who were at the block industry site moulding blocks which is part of what they do to earn a living were unlucky as they were shot by the invading soldiers from the Nigerian army Obinze.

Information also has it that one elderly man from Ubahaorsu who deals on electrical materials in the said ekeututu market was shot on his two legs by the second trigger happy soldiers who caught him in his shop were he was talking refuge as he could not run like other younger ones and when the soldiers brought him out of his shop and upon realizing he was a fairly old man instead of killing him, they shot him on both legs and abandoned him to his fate. Report has it that the man had also died.

This was what happened in Orsu-ihiteukwa in Orsu LGA of Imo State yesterday the 30th day of August, 2022. This is one too many killings of and destruction of properties of innocent people for over a year now in Orsu by State actors and the government of the day is keeping quit and stands by watching it's innocent citizens whose protection of their lives and properties is their primary constitutional responsibility been destroyed every now and then.

Ugochukwu's wife who is from Amaokwe Awo-idemili in Orsu LGA got married to him sometime in 2019 and gave birth to their first and only child in December 2021.
This is for your information and it's verifiable and it happened just yesterday."

Meanwhile Nigerian Army have claimed to have neutralize some personnels of the Eastern Security Network (Abbreviated: ESN) in the Market; ESN was a security outfit engendered by Mr Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader to combat murderous herders in the region and of course since it's establishment, there have been reports of Nigerian Federal security agents challenging the members of the ESN group in armed combat.

This is According to a statement signed by Nigerian Army Defense Headquarters but there was no verifiable fact here from witnesses and photo forensic evidences. These two young men killed were block moulders at a block industry adjacent to Ekeututu Market.

Quoting Nigerian Army Defense Headquarters Statement signed by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations on 31st Aug 2022.


Troops of Headquarters 82 Division Nigerian Army, made up of troops of 34 Artillery Brigade, in conjunction with troops of Nigerian Navy, Air Force and other security agencies on Tuesday 30 August 2022 neutralized two combatants of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its militant wing Eastern Security Network (ESN) along Eke Ututu - Ihitte Nansa road in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State.

The troops encountered the dissidents while carrying out a raid operation around the general area of Orsu Ihitte Ukwa and Ihitte Nansa. The neutralized members had taken position to launch one of their primed rocket launchers, when they were engaged and taken out by the vigilant troops.

The fearless troops were unhurt, as Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) deployed by the irredentists exploded at Eke Ututu Market, destroying some of the shops in the market.

Eke Ututu market has recently become a flash point as dissidents often ambush troops using explosives and fire arms from within and around the market, while troops are on routine patrol.

After the incident, the Explosive Ordnance Device (EOD) team recovered several Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) planted along the road, as well as locally fabricated rocket launchers.

Troops will continue to ensure there is no safe haven for all criminal elements operating around Orsu and Orsumoghu general area.

Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
31 Aug 22"

In this sequel of development, there have been numerous records of Nigerian Army involvement in Extra Judicial killings most particularly of the recent killings at Imo State while targeting members of the seperatists group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the state and entire South Eastern Part of Nigeria.

Recall that South Eastern Part of Nigeria have been agitating for an independent state over constant marginalization by the central Nigerian Government. Also Biafra and Nigerian Government have fought a disastrous war which lasted for three years (from 1967 to 1970) which left over 3 million Biafrans dead over the same course.

Source: Throwback Times