TWO SHOT DEAD AS UNKNOWN GUNMEN ATTACK COMMISSIONER FOR SOLID MINERALS CONVOY IN IMO STATE
Unknown gunmen allegedly enforcing the five-day sit-at-home order reportedly attacked Mbaitoli and its environs today December 9, 2022, and killed the brother to Osita Iheme; Prince Iheme in Imo State.
The gunmen, who struck at different locations, killed a policeman and Prince Iheme, an elder brother to movie superstar, Osita Iheme aka Pawpaw and also macheted the Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Martin Eke.
The gunmen who rode in Trundra operational vehicles shot sporadically forcing people to scamper for safety while businesses abruptly rounded up, the roads were deserted as motorists abandoned their vehicles and ran helter-skelter in Orji, near Owerri, the state capital.
The gunmen wearing black clothes in three vehicles were alleged to have shot a policeman to death and subsequently attacked residents and passersby.
Information available indicates that the fleeing gunmen also shot repeatedly at Nkwo-Orji market before taking off towards Okigwe Road.
At Ubomri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area, they were alleged to have attacked the convoy of the All Progressives Congress candidate for Mbaitoli/ Ikeduru Federal Constituency, Akarachi Amadi, While Prince Iheme was killed on the spot, Eke was matcheted.
Prince Iheme was riding in the same vehicle with the commissioner for solid minerals, Martin Eke. The commissioner who was sworn in two weeks ago was badly wounded and was rushed to the hospital.