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Police Confirms 8 security operatives killed in Imo

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Police Confirms 8 security operatives killed in Imo

By: Our Reporter

Gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB reportedly killed eight security agents comprising soldiers, policemen and Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps in Imo State, Southeast Nigeria.

The incident which happened on Tuesday morning in Umualumaku community, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state has thrown the area into panic.

The joint security taskforce team who were in two security trucks were ambushed and set ablaze by their attackers.

None of them survived as they were burnt inside their operational vehicles.

A security operative who doesn’t want to be mentioned told newsmen that reinforcement teams had been sent to the scene of the crime with the intent to arrest the suspects and rescue the corpses of the slain security operative.

A resident in the community who do not want to reveal his identity for security said that he saw the security agents a few minutes before they were set ablaze.

The spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, confirmed the development.

Police Confirms 8 security operatives killed in Imo

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