Gunmen kill two travellers in Imo State

Gunmen kill 19 in Anambra community

Two unidentified travellers have been gunned down by unknown gunmen in Imo State.

The man 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.

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.