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Breaking:Gunmen kill three security operatives, teenager in Imo community attack

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Gunmen kill three security operatives, teenager in Imo community attack

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

Gunmen on Sunday killed three Local security operatives in Umuaka community in the Njaba Local Government Area of Imo state.

Also killed was a teenager who was hit by a stray bullet during the attack in the community.

The incident has caused panic in the community and people have fled their homes.

A source in the community who does not want to be mentioned told our correspondent that the gunmen stormed a place called Hiltop in the community and opened fire, killing three security operatives and a teenager, instantly.

He said ” gunmen have killed three vigilant security operatives at Hiltop in Umuaka community. A teenager was also killed through a stray bullet. They came and intentionally opened fire at the security operatives. The victims are indigenes of this community. It is a black Sunday in our community.”

Our correspondent also saw a video footage of the incident where the victims were lying lifeless in a Siena vehicle.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, said that the state Commissioner of Police, Aboki Danjuma, had declared a manhunt for the fleeing suspects.

He said “the Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, has strongly condemned the attack and gruesome murder of the vigilante Personnel of the Umuaka Autonomous Community by gunmen on Sunday evening, 7/07/2024.

“In the wake of the tragic incident that claimed the lives of three gallant vigilantes who were on routine crime prevention patrol and a passerby, the Commissioner of Police has deployed the Command’s Tactical Squad with the available operational resources to go all out in synergy with other security agencies and hunt down the hoodlums responsible for the dastardly act.

“CP Aboki Danjuma expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident and vowed that the Command will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators are all arrested and brought to justice. He empathized with the families of the deceased victims and prayed for the repose of their souls.

“The Commissioner of Police calls on the general public, particularly the residents of Njaba who may have any information that will assist the Police in apprehending the hoodlums responsible for the attack to report same at the nearest Police Station or via the Command’s emergency lines 08034773600 or 08098880197.”

kill three security operatives, teenager in Imo community attack

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

Gunmen on Sunday killed three Local security operatives in Umuaka community in the Njaba Local Government Area of Imo state.

Also killed was a teenager who was hit by a stray bullet during the attack in the community.

The incident has caused panic in the community and people have fled their homes.

A source in the community who does not want to be mentioned told our correspondent that the gunmen stormed a place called Hiltop in the community and opened fire, killing three security operatives and a teenager, instantly.

He said ” gunmen have killed three vigilant security operatives at Hiltop in Umuaka community. A teenager was also killed through a stray bullet. They came and intentionally opened fire at the security operatives. The victims are indigenes of this community. It is a black Sunday in our community.”

Our correspondent also saw a video footage of the incident where the victims were lying lifeless in a Siena vehicle.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, said that the state Commissioner of Police, Aboki Danjuma, had declared a manhunt for the fleeing suspects.

He said “the Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, has strongly condemned the attack and gruesome murder of the vigilante Personnel of the Umuaka Autonomous Community by gunmen on Sunday evening, 7/07/2024.

“In the wake of the tragic incident that claimed the lives of three gallant vigilantes who were on routine crime prevention patrol and a passerby, the Commissioner of Police has deployed the Command’s Tactical Squad with the available operational resources to go all out in synergy with other security agencies and hunt down the hoodlums responsible for the dastardly act.

“CP Aboki Danjuma expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident and vowed that the Command will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators are all arrested and brought to justice. He empathized with the families of the deceased victims and prayed for the repose of their souls.

“The Commissioner of Police calls on the general public, particularly the residents of Njaba who may have any information that will assist the Police in apprehending the hoodlums responsible for the attack to report same at the nearest Police Station or via the Command’s emergency lines 08034773600 or 08098880197.”

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