By Rita Elenwo
Gunmen have reportedly ambushed, killed and burnt eight soldiers, policemen and civil defense officers on Tuesday in Imo State.
Imo State is a haven of the deadly outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its militant wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN) fighting to actualise the Biafra republic.
The dastardly act occurred at Umualumaku community, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state around 11.30am.
Residents in the area have being thrown into confusion and panic when they saw the charred bodies of soldiers, policemen and civil defense officers.
The security men were said to have been ambushed by the gunmen who attacked and killed them, then set their vehicles ablaze with them inside.
Video of the attack has gone viral. The vehicles were seen burning. Burnt bodies of security operatives were seen on the ground, as the attackers fled the scene.
A security operative who craved anonymity told the Punch that reinforcement teams had been sent to the scene of the crime with the intent to arrest the suspects and retrieve the corpses of the slain security operatives.
Henry Okoye, Imo State Police Command’s spokesman confirmed the tragedy, but said he does not have details yet.Follow us on social media