Gunmen kill Imo billionaire, driver, two police officers

Gunmen kill Imo billionaire Leo anuforo

A billionaire businessman, Mr Leo Anuforo has been killed by gunmen in the Ihiala community of Imo State.

Eyewitnesses said Mr. Anuforo’s convoy was attacked by the gunmen while he was traveling on Wednesday.

Also killed during the attack were two police officers and the driver of the billionaire who was a Community Leader and Managing Director/CEO of Lorag Consortium.

The billionaire and his driver were riding in a white Toyota Hilux van with registration number, Kogi BJK 527 AA, when they were attacked and shot dead by the unknown assailants.

They were taken to the hospital where they were confirmed dead. The eyewitnesses said the billionaire died from bullet shot through his chest at close range.

A video of the incident surfaced on the Internet early on Wednesday, with community members seeking help in identifying the deceased.

The video anchor said the incident in Ihiala, in Imo State. However, it was later gathered that the attack took place in Awo Idemili community in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State, which is a border town, with Ihiala where the victims were rushed to a hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital for treatment.

Reacting to reports that the incident happened in Ihiala in Anambra State, the Anambra State Police Command denied that no such incident happened in the state.

CSP Haruna Mohammed, the spokesperson of the command in a statement said the report which neither states the date nor time of the incident was absolutely misleading with the tendency of creating tension and panic in the State.

According to him: “Preliminary inquiry conducted by the Command revealed that the alleged incident took place at Awoidemili community in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State. Victims were only rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Ihiala where they were confirmed dead by the medical doctor.”

Csp Haruna, however, added that the Divisional Police headquarters where the incident took place in Imo State had since commenced investigation into killings.

As at the time of filing this, the Imo State Police Command was yet to react to the killings.