Trouble broke out early January when joint security team of the Nigerian Police went in search of ESN in Orlu after ESN sacked foreign Fulani settlers in the forests around Orlu, the police went after ESN and got beaten in their own game which resulted in the invasion of Orlu by Nigerian Army since the police led operation failed.
The outcome of the invasion resulted in many deaths of innocent civilians and casualty in the side of the military now since few days ago Orlu has not known peace, citizens and residents of Orlu are on the run because the military has descended on the town shooting and bombing from hovering helicopters.
A video circulating on social media has children crying uncontrollably and adults wondering what's actually happening.
According to some IPOB members in ORLU, at least one of the helicopters has been shot down by the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Orlu.
However, we could not verify his claims but few people said the the ESN Retaliated as Nigeria Army kill innocent People in the Area.
"LET IT BE ON RECORD THAT THE 2nd BIAFRA/NIGERIA WAR STARTED ON THURSDAY, 18th FEB. 2021. IN THE PROVINCE OF ORLU, IMO STATE. THEY HAVE FINALLY BROUGHT THE WAR TO US & WE ACCEPTED THE CHALLENGE." Biafran Today Wrote.
An eyewitness identified as Engr Frank who confirmed the incident wrote: "Not reportedly shoot.. The two NAF jets are all down... Down and burning ..."