Panic as gunmen kill three NSCDC officers in Imo



Uba Group

Some yet-to-be identified gunmen have allegedly killed three personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Imo State.

The incident which happened at Eke Isu market in Obiangwu community in the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of the state has thrown the community into panic.

A community source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, revealed that the slain corps were attacked in the early hours of Monday.

He said that the NSCDC personnel were riding in a vehicle when they were ambushed and killed by their attackers.

He further noted that security operatives had taken over the community since the incident happened.

It was also gathered that the lifeless bodies of the victims were still at the scene as of the time of filing this report.

The source said, “Three operatives of the NSCDC were killed last night at Eke Isu market in Obiangwu community in the Ngor Okpala LGA of Imo State. They were ambushed while in their vehicle. Their bodies have not been evacuated as we speak. Soldiers have taken over the community.”

When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Henry Okoye, who confirmed the murder of the three NSCDC personnel, said that security operatives had moved into the community and retuned normalcy there.

He promised to issue a statement on the incident later.