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Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by COFFINSELLER: 9:48am On Apr 07
Razed vehicles at the Imo State Police Command Headquarters in the aftermath of Monday attack by gunmen
Nigerians on social media have lamented the persistent attacks by gunmen in Imo State, with many expressing fears that the South-East state was fast turning to another Borno State.

Borno State, with Maiduguri as capital city, is located in Nigeria’s North-East. The state rose to inglorious fame when Mohammed Yusuf, founder of militant Islamist group Boko Haram, was killed in 2009. Yusuf’s death birthed a macabre era of unprecedented uprising; carnage, bombings, kidnappings, amongst other crimes against humanity, even till date.

Millions of aboriginal Borno residents have also been displaced by the activities of the insurgents as military forces battle to clear the terrorists out of the entire North-East.

Unlike Borno in faraway North-East, Imo State located in the South-East geopolitical zone of the country has enjoyed relative peace until lately when daring gunmen started wreaking havoc in the state.

The gunmen particularly target police formations in their attacks. For instance, in what could be described as unmatched, gunmen on Monday attacked the Owerri Correctional Prison and freed over 1800 inmates. The attackers also razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters situated in Owerri and burnt all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters.

The hoodlums further freed the suspects in the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command and made an attempt to loot the police armoury in the state.

The PUNCH gathered that the gunmen operated from 1am till 3am on Monday and sang solidarity songs at the Government House Roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities.

The police have since accused members of the Eastern Security Network, the security arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, of been the masterminds of the attacks but the secessionist agitators led by Nnamdi Kanu have since denied the allegation.

But just barely 24 hours after the attacks, gunmen on Tuesday razed the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters also in Imo. The brazen gunmen launched the attack despite the presence of the then Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, in Owerri. Adamu had visited the state to assess the level of damage done by Monday attacks and to charge the cops to be ruthless before he was sacked.

Between February and March 2021, gunmen have burnt down Obowo, Abo Mbaise, Ihitte/ Uboma and Isiala Mbano Divisional Police Headquarters, killings three cops and injuring others. This is aside other attacks on innocent citizens.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has condemned the Owerri attacks as acts of terrorism, one which many Nigerians feared was coming up in the South-East.

“Does Nigeria have the capabilities to engage in two blown wars at the same time –one in the North-East and another in the South-East?” asked a Facebook user, Kenneth Ani.

Another Facebook user, Faisal Haruna, wrote, “New Maiduguri is emerging”, while Usman Abubakar corroborated, “That was how Boko Haram started.”

“This was how Boko Haram started. Folks were happy as they attacked police stations until they turned on the people,”[b] Waliu Aro stated.

Also, a tweep, @favouredhero lamented, [b]“This is tending towards anarchy, it keeps on getting worse daily.”


“The rise of IPOB is a photocopy of the rise of Boko Haram, they will have to be curtailed anyways, but this time around it will be very costly…Nigeria remains,” @JackObinyan wrote.

However, with the appointment of a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, as the acting Inspector-General of Police, many Nigerians could only wish for a more secured and safe country.

https://punchng.com/imo-turning-to-another-borno-nigerians-lament-on-social-media/
Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by triple996(m): 9:49am On Apr 07
grin
naso
kanu is truly a man of his words , Biafra or death.
the problem is that only death is available right now. cheesy
biafra version of sambisa loading

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by Kaywhy1(m): 9:53am On Apr 07
may God save us in this country

Today is my birthday, wish me well

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by BigSarah(f): 9:55am On Apr 07
Lol the endsars destruction witnessed in the southwest supercedes this imo destruction but no one termed it terrorism... Hmm there's a gang up on imolites
Even though the destruction is a pure drama.

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by Bobotic(m): 9:56am On Apr 07
Peace from the Lord we need embarassed

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by MANDIPUTIN: 9:57am On Apr 07
I don't know why people are crying more than the bereaved.
Suddenly, Nigerians are positively concerned about what happened to the South East & South South but never showed empathy during Operation Python Dance. This new found love for the igbos is magical.

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by peacekante: 9:57am On Apr 07
If The Government Is Responsible For The Destruction Of South East, Nnamdi Many Is Working For Them

Now they have started blaming the government for the destruction going on in south east. Diverting the attention of their carnage on our region. According to them, the government want to pain them bad. But as gullible as these IPOB members are, they have failed to ask them self why is it that anytime these ESN) UNKNOWN GUNMEN Attack the security men, their leader will lead them to celebrate the attack.

They failed to even think and remember how their leader threatened all security personnel in south east to resign and how he ask his gullible minions to report every security check point to him.

They fail to think and understand that for them to start accusing the Government of conspiracy, their leader is part and parcel of the conspiracy hence he is working for the government.


Our region will not burn in Jesus name. Amen but thunder will strike nnamdi KANU for all he is causing

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by danielblessing(m): 9:58am On Apr 07
Nepotism regarding the appointment of service chiefs is responsible for this looming anarchy.

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by ChiefAfonja: 9:58am On Apr 07
grin
Blame the Yoruba Muslims

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by preciousademc3: 9:58am On Apr 07
The problem with all this is that the innocent people will still be the ones to suffer. What is happening in north east,we don't want it in south east, government should do the needful and let justice and peace prevail.

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by ThreeBlackBird: 9:58am On Apr 07
triple996:
grin
naso
kanu is truly a man of his words , Biafra or death.
the problem is that only death is available right now. cheesy

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by RisingSun1: 9:58am On Apr 07
See clowns crying more than the bereaved!

It's ironical that Yorubas who never wanted my good in Nigeria will turn around to be deeply concerned about the security situation of the people they hated so much.

Fact is South East is not Bornu in anyway.

The insurgents in Bornu state rape,rob, kidnap and kills civilians.

But the one in SE don't do such. They only focuses on uniform men who are Fulani occupational forces in our land.

The clowns crying more than the bereaved on Twitter are jokers. They should rather cry for their people languishing in IDP camp in Benue Republic

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by rowland545(m): 9:58am On Apr 07
Buhari has bleeped this country up....everywhere insurgents....


I pray to see the Nigeria of 2000 were everywhere was peaceful.... Nothing like tribal hatred....


I hope those dat voted for him are happy now ..see wat u brought to us

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by qualityalone: 9:59am On Apr 07
it wasn't turning into Somalia when the police and army were killing innocent people there....now it's turning into borno cos the hunter are being hunted ....

UGM has not killed any innocent man or woman

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by ictjobber: 9:59am On Apr 07
I still can't believe there are Nigerians who still believe in this propaganda

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by Seniorwriter(m): 9:59am On Apr 07
The last nitwit was even shouting CRUSH! CRUSH!! until he was sacked(Crushed) unceremoniously.
SMH
danielblessing:
Nepotism regarding the appointment of service chiefs is responsible for this looming anarchy.
Sad very very sad indeed.
With the Cluelessness of the way their governor is going about this it might get worse.
We need visionary youths with empathy to leadership roles come 2023....before then let's just hang in then.

Proactivity Leads To Productivity!!!
@Seniorwriter

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by BruncleZuma: 9:59am On Apr 07
grin grin grin grin
Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by PHPdeveloper502(m): 9:59am On Apr 07
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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by superCleanworks(m): 10:00am On Apr 07
this is very sad. but let us not limit it to just imo alone because this was not happening in Imo state few months ago but now it is happening.
it is not happening in your state now, everywhere is calm and quiet but what about next week, next month? where will it happen next?

We need serious intervention, we need it quick before there is no one left to save in this country.

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by Movieguru(m): 10:00am On Apr 07
No be small oh
Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by Fuckingmallam45(m): 10:01am On Apr 07
But you all supported the act nau

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by Wiseandtrue(f): 10:01am On Apr 07
ThatFairGuy1:
Do I still need to talk angry

We Ndi Igbo love it that way, you all afonja Should continue eating beans at Benin IDP camp tongue


God bless Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

Buhari/Tinubu are Terrorists grin
Your comment and picture shows that Lai Mohammed taught you well and you have graduated as we speak!

I have often tell those that cares to listen that the Fulanis don't grow anywhere!

Ingrates, Deception, killing and destruction are trails they usually leave behind!

Emeka Ihedioha was the governor for a while and didn't give the Fulanis the opportunity Hope Uzodinma now gave you undecided

Hope Uzodinma appointed one of you in his cabinet, Look at what you are turning the state into now undecided

Uzodinma invited you guys so continue to destroy the state at your collaboration!

Imolites just needs to wake up and defend themselves!!!

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by 9jayes: 10:01am On Apr 07
Movieguru:
No be small oh
Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by Akuruoulo(m): 10:01am On Apr 07
triple996:
grin naso kanu is truly a man of his words , Biafra or death. the problem is that only death is available right now. cheesy
In ODUAA ABI ?

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by nero2face: 10:02am On Apr 07
It's what Buhari had always wanted...to create avenue to kill more Igbos... Mr skeletal president

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Re: Imo Turning To Another Borno, Nigerians Lament On Social Media by nrexzy: 10:02am On Apr 07
Events unfolding.....

Soon the would say this isn't what we bargain for.. But then it would be too late

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