2 Policemen, 2 Civilian Feared Dead As Gunmen Attack Pos Operators In Imo State
Gunmen on Monday struck at Ohii Junction on the Owerri-Orlu Road in Imo State. The Attack left no fewer than four persons dead.
Sources said that two of the victims were reportedly policemen reportedly on duty in the area.
Our correspondent saw a video clip circulating on various social media platforms showing the lifeless bodies of the victims.
A Facebook User, Anyaeri Bright, who shared a video clip of the incident, confirmed that two policemen and two civilians allegedly lost their lives in the attack.
Our correspondent gathered that the fleeing gunmen opened fire at the junction, which claimed the lives of the victims. As of the time of filing this report, the reason for the attack had yet to be ascertained.
This is even as some Point of Sales operators were attacked and their monies were stolen in parts of Owerri on Monday.
Presh Iheanacho said, “Earlier today, around 9am, some armed men in a Corolla vehicle attacked some POS shops and passersby just before Rapour Junction, disposing them of cash and valuables.”
Another resident, Ikechukwu Eze, disclosed that some POS operators were robbed at Amawire – Orji on the Owerri – Okigwe Road.
Iheanacho also disclosed that around 8am on Monday, some criminals stormed Christiana junction at Egbu Road and robbed PoS operators. The spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, said that he had yet to be briefed when contacted.
He promised to make inquiries and get back to our correspondent but had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.