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June 11, 2024

Unknown gunmen shoot two police officers, one other in Imo

Plateau community

By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri

Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday shot two police officers at a security checkpoint on Owerri- Okigwe road in Imo state.

Also, one other person said to be a civilian was shot inside a house.

According to an eyewitness who confirmed the incident it happened at about 06:25 am at Akabo in Ikeduru Council Area of Imo state.

In a viral video stated: “This just happened now. Unknown gunmen have shot two police officers at Akabo in Ikeduru LGA. Also, a civil war was killed.”

The video showed two uniformed police officers lying helplessly on the ground and another body in a room.”

Other eyewitnesses said that “Unknown gunmen in a vehicle driving roughly were shooting sporadically after killing the two police officers at a security checkpoint and also shot a man inside his house. They targeted the man and shot him.”

However, the residents have scampered for safety while shop owners out of fear were seen closing their shops.

According of one of the residents who declined to mention her name for security reasons, said: “We are running. Nobody knows what is the next thing to happen. So we have to take cover for the moment until everywhere is calm. The best thing is to close your shop at the moment.”

At the time of filing this story, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Henry Okoye, was yet to respond to the enquiry.