HAPPENING NOW!! Heavy Gunshots In Nsukka As Nigerian Soldiers Engage In A Gun Battle With Nnamdi Kanu’s Eastern Security Network
The Nigerian Army is currently fighting gunmen accused of being operatives of the Eastern Security Network, also known as Biafra soldiers, in Nsukka, Enugu State, southeast Nigeria, according to Weetalknaija.com.ng.
According to a post monitored on SaharaReporters, there has been apprehension in some parts of town since Wednesday, with the military battling suspected ESN operatives where they were thought to be hiding.
According to a source in the region, tensions are high as the gunfight continues. Many people have left their homes and moved to neighboring towns, according to the source.
In Nsukka, Nigerian Army soldiers are currently engaged in a gun fight with ESN boys. They’ve been fighting since yesterday evening, and tensions are still high in some parts of town. “There is a lot of shooting going on right now,” he said.
On Tuesday, SaharaReporters confirmed that eight people were killed in a violent clash between Fulani herders and ESN operatives in Adani, Enugu State’s Uzo-Uwani Local Government Region.
According to SaharaReporters, the ESN operatives arrived to assist the Igga community, who were allegedly being targeted in their farms and homes by rampaging herdsmen.
According to eyewitnesses, the trouble began on Sunday when some Fulani herdsmen shot a community member on his farm and then prevented sympathisers from transporting the victim to the hospital.
“It was the Fulani herdsmen’s refusal to allow the injured farmer to be rushed to the hospital that ignited anger among locals, who alerted some members of the Eastern Security Network to the attack.
“A horrible, bloody showdown ensued between the herders and the ESN. A total of eight people were killed. I’m not sure whether they were herders or villagers,” the source said.
According to another source, while the herdsmen formed a barricade to prevent the young farmer from being taken to the hospital, ESN operatives arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on the crowd surrounding the wounded farmer.
“After the incident, angry youths in the community razed a mosque, forcing many residents of Adani, an agricultural community, to flee to neighboring communities in the Nsukka and Igboetiti local government areas,” he said.
Some of the fleeing Adani residents claimed that ESN operatives were hiding in the bushes and were spotted by hunters and vigilantes looking for Fulani herdsmen and their cattle, causing tension in the region.
The residents expressed concern that the herdsmen were planning retaliation.
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