Gunmen kill six cops in Imo
UNKNOWN gun men on Monday night, attacked the Okigwe South Police Area Command Headquarters in Orieagu, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, after they tried to repel them, killing six policemen.
The report, said the incident occurred around 7.00pm just less than two days after hoodlums attacked the residence of Governor Hope Uzodimma in his Omuma Community, Oru East Local Government Area.
The gunmen, who also made away with weapons, reportedly released suspects in custody in the police facility, during the incident, which caused serious panic in the area with villagers running to hide inside bushes.
Sources said: “We started hearing gunshots around 7.00pm and the gunshots became heavier around the Orieagu Market. We thought it was the First Bank there that was being robbed until after the attack that we discovered that it was the Area Command. It was after about one hour later that some of us emerged from the bushes to check what happened and counted about six policemen lying in the pool of their own blood.”
the Area Command. It was after about one hour later that some of us emerged from the bushes to check what happened and counted about six policemen lying in the pool of their own blood.”
Imo Police Spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attack. He said: “I can confirm an attack on Okigwe South Area Command Headquarters, Ehime Mbano LGA, by yet to be identified gun men, five officers have been killed, while one is yet to be accounted for.”
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