Indigenes of Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State have detailed how Nigerian soldiers unleashed mayhem on their community.
The indigenes, who have been left distraught by the brutal attack, said the value of properties destroyed by the Nigerian Army is not less than N1 billion.
They said Nigerian soldiers who stormed the community for a reprisal attack cut down several economic trees, burnt several houses and cars, etc.
Soldiers attached to 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze in Owerri were said to be responsible for the attack having previously clashed with youth of the community.
During the previous clash, Nigerian soldiers killed a youth of the community, before the youth got infuriated and attacked the soldiers, killing two of them in return, had their vehicle burnt and their three rifles seized.
In what was a revenge mission, a full army battalion stormed the community in several military vehicles, including Armoured Personnel Carriers and destroyed several properties.
The attack compelled indigenes of the community to flee, particularly women and children.
Chinedu Nnadi, a leader in the community, said that the damage caused by the soldiers cannot be properly addressed in the next 30 years.
Nnadi, who is also the pastor-in-charge of He Reigns Chapel in Owerri, Imo State capital, disclosed that indigenes of Izombe community had become refugees in neighbouring communities in the aftermath of the attack by the gruesome Nigerian soldiers.
Kennedy Ike, a victim of the attack whose house and those of his two children were attacked and reduced to rubbles by the Nigerian soldiers said his life had been made miserable.
Meanwhile, Joseph Akuga, spokesman for the 34 Artillery Brigade in the state refused to comment on the matter, and simply said the army will address a press conference on the terrible attack it carried out in Izombe community.