MILITARY CHECKPOINT COMES UNDER ATTACK BY SUSPECTED IPOB MEMBERS IN IMO

Suspected separatist fighters in Southeast Nigeria are stepping up their aggression against government forces as they Monday afternoon attacked another military checkpoint.
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The spate of coordinated attacks by suspected separatist fighters against security forces in Southeast Nigeria continues with an attack on a military checkpoint along the Owerri-Onitsha highway, Monday afternoon.

The military checkpoint is located at Ukworji village, a few kilometres away from Owerri, the state capital.

This comes hours after other armed groups burnt the Police CID headquarters and the Correctional Centre in Owerri, Imo State capital, setting inmates free.

HumAngle learnt that the soldiers at the checkpoint quickly withdrew as the attack intensified.

Local sources informed HumAngle that the attackers set ablaze a military logistics and a shelter facility serving the checkpoint. There was no report of any human casualty and it was not immediately clear the whereabouts of the soldiers at the checkpoint.

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