According to reports, the soldiers returned with about 10 Armoured Carrier Vehicles and seven Hilux vans, development which has caused panic in the area, forcing shop owners to close immediately.
Some of the soldiers also invaded the Abia State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists on Aba Road, Umuahia, and destroyed laptops and other valuables.
According to journalists at the secretariat, the soldiers claimed they saw somebody taking photographs of them from the building.
The Chairman of Council Mr. John Emejor has confirmed the incident.
When contacted the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 14 Brigade, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, confirmed the incident.
He said he had asked the chairman of the Council to send the photograph of the damaged office to him.