Gunmen Kill Two Policemen, Civilian in Imo Attack

Gunmen Kill Two Policemen, Civilian in Imo Attack

Tony Icheku in Owerri

Two policemen and a civilian were yesterday  killed by gunmen at  Ahiara junction in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo state.

The incident took place while the new  Imo State Commissioner of Police  Danjuma Aboki was touring the area.

A source, who witnessed the incident said   the   gunmen who came on a motorcycle  opened fire at the policemen and killed two on the spot. The third victim, a civilian was hit by a stray bullet and he died on the spot.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr. Henry Okoye, said that the command had declared a manhunt for the fleeing suspects.

He said: “The Commissioner of Police (CP) Imo State Command, Aboki Danjuma; Commander,  34 Artillery Brigade and Joint Task Force (JTF) operatives  are combing the scene of crime for evidence that will possibly lead to the arrest of hoodlums responsible for the attack and killing of two policemen at Ahiara Junction, in Ahaizu Mbaise LGA of Imo State.”

On  Sunday,  the lifeless body of the traditional ruler of Otulu autonomous community in nearby Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA, Eze Joe Ochulor was found dead by the roadside in the neighboring Aboh Mbaise LGA.

The monarch was earlier  kidnapped from his Palace on Saturday morning.

Also, few days earlier, the ward chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Ife/ Akpodim/ chokoneze ward of  Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA of the state, Chiedoziem Anyanwu was assassinated in the presence of his wife.

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