As reported a policewoman and three others have been gunned down in Imo State by some unidentified gunmen numbering about seven invaded the Orji area of Owerri on Thursday, June 3, at about 05:30 pm shooting sporadically.
An eyewitness (Name not Disclosed ) spoke with newsmen said the gunmen who wore black emerged from Amakohia axis on two vehicles, a bus and Hilux, walking the road with utmost confidence.
It was said that the policewoman was abducted the day the gunmen attacked Orji police station, and returned with the officer during their operation on Thursday after their demand to exchange the officer with their members held did not work out.
“They came with the female police officer. I learnt that they kidnapped her the day they attacked Orji Divisional Police Headquarters. They dropped a message that they will only free her if their member in police custody was ready. Having waited without their demand being met, the hoodlums, came with the officer, brought her out and shot her dead.” the source claimed.
Bala Elkana, the state command said “Normalcy has returned to Orji area by combined teams of the Police and other supporting security agencies. Three persons were killed by the hoodlums who blocked Orji flyover and started shooting sporadically. The cause of the shooting is still not clear at the moment. The investigation has, however, commenced.”