Gunmen on Monday wreaked havoc at the popular Ahiara junction, Ahiara Mbaise in Imo state killing two officers while the residents of the area scampered for safety.
According to a video trending on social media, a police officer could be seen lying lifeless and another in excruciating pain while fighting for his life as some residents could be seen trying to help him.
Confirming the attack, the Imo Police Spokesman, Henry Okoye, said a joint security personnel of the military and police are at the crime scene to track and apprehend the criminals.
He said: “The Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, Commander 34 Artillery Brigade and Joint Task Force (JTF) operatives 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 Ahaira Junction, in Ahaizu Mbaise LGA of Imo State.”
The attack is coming days after gunmen abducted and killed the traditional ruler of Otulu Amumara Autonomous Community in Ezinihitte-Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, HRH Eze J B Ochulor on Saturday.
Similarly, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Ife/Akpodim/Chokoneze Ward in Ezinihitte Mbaise local government area of Imo State, Hon. Smith Chiedoziem Anyanwu was on Thursday, assassinated by yet-to-be identified gunmen.