Tension as Gunmen ‘Dressed in Military Uniform’ Kill 4 in Imo Community

Tension as Gunmen ‘Dressed in Military Uniform’ Kill 4 in Imo Community

  • Gunmen killed four persons and injured another during an attack on the Abacheke community in Imo state
  • It was gathered that the gunmen disguised in military uniforms invaded the community on motorcycles on Friday evening
  • The state police public relations officer, Henry Okoye, said normalcy has been restored in the community

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Abacheke, Imo state - No fewer than four people have been killed by gunmen disguised in military gear and wearing masks during an attack on the Abacheke community in Ohaji-Egbema LGA of Imo state.

A resident said the gunmen stormed the community on three motorbikes on Friday evening, March 8, TheCable reported.

Gunmen ‘dressed in military uniform’ kill 4 in Imo community
Four killed and another injured during the deadly attack Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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It was gathered that many residents deserted the community in the aftermath of the attack.

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According to The Nation, the victims were shot dead in their homes causing pandemonium as residents ran helter-skelter for safety.

The state police spokesperson, Henry Okoye, who confirmed the incident said the victims were confirmed dead in the hospital.

Okoye said while five people were hit with bullets, one of them survived and his currently receiving treatment.

“On 8/03/2024 at about 1830hts, the hoodlums swiftly attacked Abacheke Community in their numbers, riding motorcycles and firing sporadically during which five residents were seriously hit. In a swift response, the Area Commander in charge of Ohaji Egbema and other tactical teams mobilized to the scene, the victims were immediately rushed to the hospital where four were confirmed dead on arrival while one is currently receiving medical treatment at the Hospital. Intense operation is ongoing in the area.

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“While normalcy has been restored in the area, a comprehensive investigation is ongoing to fish out the hoodlums responsible for the dastardly act and make them face the full wrath of the law.”

Unknown gunmen kill prominent monarch

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Eze Joe Ochulor, the traditional ruler of Otulu community in the Ezinihitte Mbaise local government area of Imo state, was murdered.

The Imo monarch who was kidnapped by some unknown gunmen on Saturday morning, November 25, 2023, was reportedly killed in the evening.

A source said the monarch’s body was discovered on the roadside at Mbutu community in the neighbouring Aboh Mbaise local government area.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.