Gunmen shoot three dead, injure two others in Imo

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A yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Sunday shot five persons in Okporo Orlu in Orlu Local Government of Imo State leaving 3 dead and others injured.

The state Police Spokesman CSP Michael Abattam in a statement said that armed bandits operating in a red Toyota Sienna vehicle without a registration number attacked and shot five persons and drove off almost immediately to an unknown destination in Umuebele Okporo in Orlu, Imo State. 

The Police PPRO said that the Commissioner of Police Imo, Mohammed Ahmed Barde, has immediately dispatched the Command’s Tactical Teams to the area 

He said that preliminary investigation revealed that the people were having a meeting in front of their compound when suddenly some yet-to-be-identified gunmen stormed the venue, shot at them severally and zoomed off almost immediately to an unknown destination. 

He confirmed that three people died on the spot while two others sustained various degrees of bullet wounds and were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

He said that the corpses were later recovered and deposited in the mortuary.