Orlu, 22 September, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Orlu has condemned the September 17 killing of two residents and torching of markets in two South-east communities of his Episcopal See allegedly by troops belonging to Nigerian “government security agencies”.
On September 17, Nigerian troops invaded Orsu-Ihiteukwa Community in Orsu Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo State and Orsumugho, a community in Ihiala LGA of Anambra State, Premium Times reported. The attack, according to reports, left two persons dead and several shops razed.
In a statement obtained by ACI Africa on Thursday, September 22, Bishop Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma expresses solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in the attacks, which he says “is gradually becoming a symbolism for evil and darkness”.
In a statement obtained by ACI Africa on Tuesday, September 20, Bishop Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma narrates the two attacks and expresses solidarity with those who lost their loved ones.
“On Saturday September 17, 2022, armed men alleged to be government security agencies invaded Orsuihiteukwa community in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State. This exercise resulted in the death of some people and the burning down of Eke ututu market which is the economic mainstay of the people of Orsu Local Government Area and other surrounding communities,” Bishop Ukwuoma narrates in his statement dated September 20.