Residents of the commercial city of Onitsha are now in fear after soldier stormed the streets in a show of force.
The ever-busy Owerri Road which houses many industries and other businesses were deserted with gunshot renting the air.
Many vehicles were destroyed by the rampaging soldiers.
HOMELAND NEWS gathered that residents now are in fear as they seem to be caught in-between the daring gunmen and soldiers.
The action of the army may not be unconnected with rising spate of attacks on by gunmen on security personnel and their facilities.
Several soldiers and policemen have been killed in the attacks
In the last few weeks, south eastern states and Rivers have been under siege as gunmen destroy several police stations and leaving tears and blood in the trail.
Governors and leaders of the region insist there is no going back in the formation of the regional security outfit, codenamed Ebubeagu which has been interpreted in some quarters as government’s attempt to counter IPOB’s Eastern Security Network