- Security operatives in Nigeria continue to suffer surprise attacks from unknown gunmen in the southeast region of the country
- In Imo state, Okiemute Mrere, the chief provost of Nigerian Immigration Service was shot dead by unknown assailants
- Mrere, was shot at close range along Owerri- Port Harcourt Road in Owerri, on Saturday night, May 29,
(Owerri, Imo state) A report by Daily Trust indicates that Chief Provost of Nigerian Immigration Service in Imo state, Okiemute Mrere, has been killed.
According to the report, some yet-to-be-identified gunmen, on Saturday night, May 29, shot the immigration personnel at close range along Owerri- Port Harcourt Road in Owerri.
It was gathered that the deceased was riding an official immigration Hilux van when he was attacked by his assailants.
A senior officer of NIS who confirmed the development to The Nation said that the body of the slain officer was discovered in a bush on Sunday morning, May 30,
Though no valuable was taken from the van riddled with bullets, his service pistol was found on him when his body was discovered.
Winifred Oguh, the command's spokesman said details of the incident were not known as still investigations are still ongoing
She, however, confirmed that Mrere, a Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI) was dead.
Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel killed in Imo
Meanwhile, two NAF personnel attached to Air Force Regiment, Owerri, Imo state, have been shot dead.
The Imo state commissioner of police, Abutu Yaro, confirmed the incident to the Nigerian Tribune newspaper on Saturday, May 29 during a telephone conversation.
He said that the deceased officers had gone to a selling point around the area to buy food to eat when they were shot dead.
3 policemen reported dead
According to the report, the attack which occurred around 1.00 am on Sunday, May 16. led to the collapse of parts of the roof of the police station.
The attack also reportedly forced residents to flee to neighbouring communities.