Gunmen Kill 7 During Shooting Spree In Imo State

Gunmen Kill 7 During Shooting Spree In Imo State

Gunmen Kill 7 During Shooting Spree In Imo State

Seven persons were shot dead as armed robbers broke into the Orogwe community in the Owerri Local Government Area of Imo State on Monday night, causing panic.

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While seven people had perished, additional victims had been brought to the Emergency Unit of the Federal Medical Center in Owerri, the state capital, according to community sources who did not want to be named.

They claim that the issue began following the security operatives suspected to be members of the Ebubeagu Security outfit came to the village and whisked a youth away.

Some gunmen in retaliation stormed the community and began shooting sporadically.

Gunmen Kill 7 During Shooting Spree In Imo State

One of the sources said, “Ebubeagu people came and took away youth from the community. On Monday night, some men with guns came to the community and stormed a building site, and opened fire. Seven persons died while others wounded were rushed to the FMC Owerri.

“An okada man who was driving through was caught in the crossfire. He was rushed to the FMC Owerri emergency unit where medical personnel are battling to save his life and others. This is so unfortunate. The community is in panic. People are running away,” he said.

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A source at the FMC Owerri told our correspondent that the emergency unit of the hospital was jampacked with anxious friends, relatives, and well-wishers of the victims and injured ones who had stormed the hospital.

He told our correspondent that the hospital had confirmed six dead bodies.

Gunmen Kill 7 During Shooting Spree In Imo State

He said, “The emergency unit is filled. Many people here. The unit is rowdy. Six dead bodies are here while others that are critically injured are being attended to by medical personnel.”

The police spokesperson for the state command, Micheal Abattam, did take his calls when contacted by our correspondent as of the time of filing this report. An SMS was sent to his phone number to confirm the incident was not replied to either.

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But a source told our correspondent that security operatives had visited the hospital on Tuesday.

Another community source told our correspondent that Orogwe community had been deserted on Tuesday as Ebubeagu operatives were allegedly in the community arresting young people.

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