Four killed as Gunmen ‘dressed in military uniform’ attack Imo community

At least four people were killed during an attack on the Abacheke community in Ohaji-Egbema LGA of Imo state on Friday.

A resident said the gunmen, who were disguised in military gear and wore masks, invaded the community on three motorbikes, as many residents deserted the community in the aftermath of the attack.

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Henry Okoye, spokesperson of the Imo police command, said victims of the attack were rushed to the hospital, where four young men were confirmed dead.

Okoye said the police tactical team was immediately deployed to restore normalcy in the community.

“The Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, has condemned in totality the gruesome murder of four young men at Abacheke Community in Ohaji Egbema by gunmen who were dressed in military camouflage and has deployed the Command Special Tactical Squad to go all out in synergy with other security agencies and clamp down on the hoodlums responsible for the senseless act of violence,” the statement reads.

“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.”

The Imo police command called on residents of the LGA to provide information that will aid the investigation while adding that “no stone will be left unturned.”