Nigeria: Army major killed, 2 captains in hospital

Owerri—Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, yesterday, said a Major of the Nigeria Army has lost his life to illegally manufactured explosives by bandits, in Awo-Idemili in Orsu Local Government Area in the state, while two captains of the Nigeria Army are currently lying at the Intensive Care Unit, ICU, of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.

Governor Uzodimma disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri, while narrating the incident of the Orsu attack that led to the burning of shops last Saturday.

Uzodimma said last Saturday’s incident occurred when one of the arrested bandits took the security joint force to Eke Ututu market, in Orsu LGA, where the bandits manufacture illegal explosives and it was uncovered that some of the shops were parked with items used to manufacture the Improvised Explosives Devices, IED.

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Source: Vanguard