The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has shared a video of a Nigerian Air Force helicopter bombing Orlu community in Imo State.
Nnamdi Kanu, who is wanted by the Nigerian Governor for jumping bail, shared the video in a post on his Twitter page on Friday.
How does it make sense to send soldiers, helicopters and artillery to Orlu, because of Eastern Security Network, that do not kill or abduct Nigerians, and then send a delegation to negotiate with killer herdsmen, bandits and other terrorists that kill Nigerians? ~ Reno Omokiri pic.twitter.com/4wHRy5dzOu
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) February 19, 2021
Naija News had earlier reported that operatives of the Nigerian Air Force have reportedly bombarded some communities in Orlu believed to be harbouring members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
It was gathered that the strike started on Thursday morning worsening the already built-up tension in the areas.
A video of the aerial bombardments on Thursday surfaced with fresh tension and anxiety building in the communities.
“Nigerian soldiers are currently conducting aerial strikes in our areas. Many innocent lives may be lost. They are probably looking for ESN operatives who are checking the activities of killer Fulani herdsmen,” a community head told SaharaReporters.
“People’s homes and market places may be affected. We don’t need aircraft in Orlu. They should go and find the stolen school pupils in Niger State,” another angry resident said.
“I have the video. There was an aircraft firing shots possibly in a nearby bush. Very reckless of the airforce; civilians are all over the place,” another person said.