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Bloodbath in Imo as gunmen kill four, injure one

The reign of violence seems unabating in Imo State as four persons were reportedly killed in Abacheke Community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area during an attack by unidentified gunmen.




One person was also injured in the attack.




Henry Okoye, the Imo state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, disclosed this to journalists in Owerri without divulging the cause of the killings.


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However, it was suspected to have a link to a protracted communal strife even though the police said the attackers wore “military camouflage”.




“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,” Okoye said.

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“On 8/03/2024 at about 1830hrs, 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 mobilised 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.”





“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 Command calls on the general public, particularly the residents of Ohaji/Egbema who may have any useful information that will assist the Police in the investigation to kindly report at the nearest Police Station or via 08034773600. Let us collaboratively work towards stamping out violent crimes in the state.




“CP Danjuma commiserates with the families and friends of the deceased and vowed that no stone will be left unturned in ensuring the perpetrators are arrested and brought to book.”