Man, son, 3 others killed, houses razed as herdsmen attack Benue community

By Emmanuel Iheaka, Owerri

Unidentified gunmen, Wednesday, killed two officers of the Nigeria Correctional Centre in Imo State.

It was gathered that the gunmen who laid an ambush, launched the attack at the Okigwe town of the state.

A source said the gunmen detonated an Improvised Explosive Device against the officers who were in Hilux vans of Operation Search and Flush, a security outfit established by the state government, resulting in two of them dying at the spot, while others sustained injuries.

“Two Hilux vans of prison officers were on Wednesday morning attacked by gunmen at Umulolo Okigwe. Their attackers threw dynamites on their vehicles. Two officers were killed on the spot while others were rushed to the hospital, while one Hilux van was destroyed by the dynamite, the other was not affected.

“They were coming from Owerri area in the morning and on reaching Okigwe, the gunmen who were laying siege ambushed them”, the source stated.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the state command of the centre, Goodluck Uboegbulem, said they were still accessing the situation.

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