Clash: Imo indigene Military officer killed in Izombe clash —Govt

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By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri

The Imo state government on Monday said one of the two Military officers killed in last Friday’s clash in the Izombe community between members of the gang of the deceased Obele and the Military officers was an indigene of Imo State.

The Imo State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri while sympathising with the victims of the ugly incident and those whose houses were burnt.

He said the military officers came on the invitation of the villagers who placed a distress call across to the military over a security threat allegedly caused by the Obele and his loyalists and that when the military wanted to arrest Obele, he refused and engaged the military with his gun.