- Gunmen in Imo state killed at least eight security operatives comprising soldiers, police officers and NSCDC officials
- The gunmen reportedly ambushed the security agents and set them ablaze in two security trucks
- The tragic incident happened in the Umualumaku community, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area, on Tuesday, September 19
Imo state - Gunmen have killed eight security operatives comprising soldiers, police officers and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officials in the Umualumaku community, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo state.
As reported by the Punch, the tragic incident occurred on Tuesday morning, September 19.
Gunmen set eight soldiers, police ablaze
It was gathered that the gunmen ambushed and set ablaze the joint security taskforce team who were in two security trucks.
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None of them survived as they were burnt inside their operational vehicles.
A security operative who spoke anonymously said reinforcement teams had been dispatched to recover the victims' corpses.
He added that the reinforcement teams were also sent to arrest the suspects.
According to Vanguard, an eyewitness said:
“The incident just happened about 2 hours ago. At first, I saw the two Hilux vehicles as they drove from Oriagu heading to the Aba branch in Ehime Mbano. As I am talking to you now the Hilux vehicles are still on fire. The soldiers were burnt by the gunmen.
The witness added:
“The first security, I saw over five soldiers. In the second security vehicle, I saw more than four of the security people. They said all of them were killed.”
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