Gunmen Kill Eight Soldiers, Policemen In Imo
No fewer than eight security agents comprising soldiers, policemen and Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps have been killed by gunmen in Imo State.
According to a report by Punch, the incident which happened on Tuesday morning in Umualumaku community, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state has thrown the area into panic.
The joint security taskforce team who were in two security trucks were reportedly ambushed and set ablaze by their attackers.
It was gathered that none of them survived as they were burnt inside their operational vehicles.
A security operative who doesn’t want to be mentioned, told Punch that reinforcement teams have been sent to the scene of the crime with the intent to arrest the suspects and rescue the corpses of the slain security operative.
A resident in the community who pleaded anonymity disclosed that he saw the security agents a few minutes before they were set ablaze.
He said that the community had been thrown into confusion, owing to the development.