Few hours after the Nigeria Police Headquarters and Federal Correctional Service were attacked and inmates freed, unknown gunmen again attacked soldiers stationed at checkpoint along Onitsha-Owerri road by Nkworji area.
The soldiers according to eyewitnesses, took to their heels immediately they sighted the gunmen.
OsazuwaAkonedo reports that motorists have to ply through Orlu area to access Onitsha.
The gunmen burnt down the army check point and military patrol vehicles.
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma is currently in an emergency meeting with security chiefs at Imo State Government House over the negative development.