Newsbreak reports that the Imo State Police Command has confirmed that three persons were killed and two others sustained gunshot injuries when some unknown gunmen attacked and shot a group of persons having a meeting at Umuebele, Okporo in Orlu Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo State last Thursday.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Micheal Abattam, disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday.
According to Police, the unknown gunmen came in Red Toyota Sienna without a registration number attacked and shot the five persons and then drove to an unknown destination.
“The investigation is ongoing and the community and its environment have been fortified with more security personnel. More so, the command is working in collaboration with other security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of this dastardly act are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law,” Police said.
In recent times, the preponderance of insecurity in Imo state has risen to alarming levels, sending most residents into a state of perpetual fear. Its manifestations are seen in banditry, kidnapping, including wanton killing and destruction of innocent lives and property.
The incidences have become so worrisome that residents in over 600 autonomous communities of the 27 local council areas in the state have seemingly resigned to fate while influential persons now find it difficult visiting their ancestral homes for fear of being attacked, kidnapped or even losing their lives.