Breaking: Tragedy as gunmen attack oil workers in Imo state, four dead

Breaking: Tragedy as gunmen attack oil workers in Imo state, four dead

  • Gunmen have massacred some workers of Lee Engineering Company in Ohaji/Egbema local government area of Imo state
  • According to reports, four of the workers died on the spot while others sustained varying degree of injuries
  • Meanwhile, community leaders in the rea have called on the government to beef of security because non of them is safe

In another blow to the country, some innocent Nigerians have once again lost their lives as a result of insecurity.

The people who lost their lives were workers of Lee Engineering Company.

They were ambushed by gunmen on Monday, August 15, in the Assa community in the Ohaji/Egbema local government area of Imo state.

Punch newspaper reports that the oil workers were on transit to their oil plant in the Assa community when the hoodlums opened fire on them.

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Some oil workers have lost their lives after they were attacked in Imo state.
Gunmen have attacked some oil workers in Imo state. Photo": Nigeria police.
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Four of the workers reportedly died on the spot while others were severely wounded with gunshots, Vanguard newspaper reports.

The oil plant is said to be under construction by the oil company.

Going further, leaders in the community called the state government to beef up security in the area.

The leaders alleged that gunmen were terrorising the area in recent times, insisting that some people have been kidnapped.

Meanwhile, youths in Imo state on Tuesday, August 10, staged a protest against the sit-at-home order declared by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

In a short video, one of the protesters said an average Imo person is into business, noting that the IPOB's order will affect people's means of survival.

He described Imo as the economic hub of Eastern Nigeria, saying abiding by the IPOB's sit-at-home order will lead to "economic backwardness" in the state.

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In another report, Uche Nwosu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said it is not yet time to disclose his plans for the 2023 general elections.

Nwosu said all options are open ahead of the 2023 general elections, though he affirmed that his ambition to govern Imo state is still intact. gathered that the former governorship aspirant spoke at a dinner organised to mark his 46th birthday in Abuja. Nwosu said as a politician, he was not ruling out anything but would prefer to keep his 2023 plan close to his chest.


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