- Gunmen have again gone on a rampage in the Etekwuru community in Imo state unleashing mayhem on residents
- The gunmen were said to have invaded the community where they meted fear out on the residents
- Two villagers in the Etekwuru community reportedly fell to the bullets of the gunmen during the said attack
Tragedy struck in the Etekwuru autonomous community of Ohaji/ Egbema local government area of Imo state when some unknown gunmen invaded the village in the early hours of Wednesday, December 7.
Daily Trust reports that the gunmen who invaded the community gunned down at least two residents during the attack.
It was gathered that the gunmen also destroyed some property in the community while leaving some residents injured.
While the aim of the attack is yet to be ascertained, sources said villagers in the community are in fear and shock of what happened.
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Confirming the incident, the traditional leader of the Etekwuru community, Eze Kenneth Okereke, urged the security agencies to come to their aid.
One attack too many in Imo state
Eze Okereke said this is not the first time such an incident has happened within the area.
He said sometime in October, some yet to be identified gunmen invaded the community and brunt his palace and official vehicle.
Eze Okereke said while nobody has ascertained why the gunmen attacked his palace, it is also clear that the invaders planned to kill him.
He added that he had written to the state governor, Hope Uzodimma, informing him that he (the traditional leader) had been in exile since that attack.
He also called for the governor's assistance as the chief security officer of Imo state.
Police officer killed by gunmen in Imo state
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a police officer reportedly lost life in a fresh attack by gunmen at Arondizuogu in Ideato local government area of Imo state.
The policeman was shot dead by the gunmen who attacked the police station located in the Ideato LGA.
Rabiu Hussaini, the commissioner of Imo state, has reportedly ordered an investigation into the attack.
Army arrests the secretary of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
Also, the Nigerian military deployed to Imo state have arrested one Obinna Nwite, who they say is a secretary of IPOB.
Nwite was said to have been arrested with arms, ammunition and a register containing IPOB members' names.
The military says the IPOB official has since been handed over to prosecuting agencies to face the law.