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[OPINION] Alleged Massacre At Izombe: An Eye For An Eye Will Make The World Blind

As news of the conflict between the Army and the villagers in Umuokwe Aboshi, Izombe, Oguta LGA of Imo state continues to circulate, an eyewitness who spoke to our correspondent said that more than ten Hilux vans filled with soldiers were deployed to Izombe community to kill villagers and burn their houses.

According to Blueprint, the crisis began when two youth groups in the area had disagreements over oil in Aboshi, an oil-producing community, and one of the groups invited the Army.

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An eyewitness revealed that when the soldiers arrived, they ordered the other group to lie down. One of them chose not to lie down and instead attempted to flee. As a result, the soldiers opened fire on him, and he died.

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After killing him, the soldiers drove to the traditional ruler's palace and hid. Irked by their actions, the community's youth banded together and marched to Eze's Palace to demand the release of the killer soldiers.

[Photo Credit: Facebook]

The youth then forced them out, disarmed them, killed and burned the two vehicles they arrived in and took their guns.

[Photo Credit: Facebook]

Later, the Army authority received information about the mob action by the youth, and they mobilised soldiers with more than ten Hilux vans to Izombe, where they killed villagers and burned houses, regardless of whether they were involved in killing their men or not.

The killings at Izombe, Imo state is condemnable and needs urgent actions. Any act of reprisal should not be encouraged because two wrongs can't make a right.

The Chief of Army Staff needs to intervene and calm his boys down and youths in Imo state also need to stay calm and not take laws into their own hands.

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