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Gunmen Attack Imo Community Vigilance Group, Raze Operational Vehicle

Posted by Samuel on Sun 20th Mar, 2022 - tori.ng

The community security operatives were patrolling the community when the gunmen ambushed them around 10pm.

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Some gunmen went wild on Saturday night and attacked operatives of the Abba Vigilance Group and Abba Security Network in the Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo state.

The community security operatives were patrolling the community when the gunmen ambushed them around 10pm.

A community chief, who pleaded anonymity, told The PUNCH on Sunday morning that the gunmen operated with no fewer than ten motorcycles.

The source said that the miscreants came from Okwelle community in the Onuimo LGA, chased members of the vigilance group and shot at their vehicle. The vigilance group members were said to have abandoned their vehicle and fled into the bush.

“The gunmen chased them inside the bush and were shooting repeatedly.

“Frustrated that they could not achieve their aim, they visited their anger on their patrolling vehicle, Sienna Bus and set fire on it,” the source said.

Same night gunmen attacked the Omuma Divisional Police headquarters situated in the Oru East LGA of the state.

Gunmen had the previous night bombed the Umuguma Police Divisional Headquarters in Owerri West LGA, killing two police constabularies on duty, set seven vehicles on fire and freed suspects in detention.

Also gunmen, on Saturday morning, razed the country home of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof George Obiozor, at Awo-Mmanma in the Oru East LGA of the state.

The police spokesperson for the Command,  Micheal Abattam, had yet to respond to an inquiry concerning the attack.



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