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Seven killed as gunmen attack Imo community


Unknown Gunmen have reportedly killed seven people in Orogwe community in Owerri west LGA, Imo state.

The gunmen were said to have invaded the community on Monday night.

According to a resident who did not want to be named, the invasion of the community happened days after a youth was arrested by persons suspected to be members of the Ebube Agu security outfit.

The source added that some of the persons injured during the shooting were taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Owerri, the Imo capital

The source said, “On Monday, some unknown gunmen came to our community and opened fire on a building site.

“The gunmen came after the Ebube Agu people took away a youth from the community.

“Seven people died during the gunmen attack, while others were rushed to FMC Owerri.

During the attack, an okada rider was shot while riding on his bike. The rider and others are currently battling for their lives at the FMC.

“Due to the incident, our people have started packing their things away from the community.”

Imo police spokesperson, Michael Abattam did not respond when contacted for comments on the development.

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