Three personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Imo State have been allegedly killed by gunmen.
The incident happened at EkeIsu market in Obiangwu Community in the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of the state.
A source in the community that spoke with Punch disclosed that the NSCDC operatives were attacked in the early hours of Monday.
According to the source, the NSCDC personnel were riding in a vehicle when they were ambushed and killed by the gunmen.
The source revealed that security agencies have taken over the community.
A further report has it that the lifeless bodies of the victims were still at the scene as of the time of filing this report.
The source said, “Three operatives of the NSCDC were killed last night at EkeIsu market in Obiangwu Community in the Ngor Okpala LGA of Imo State. They were ambushed while in their vehicle. Their bodies have not been evacuated as we speak. Soldiers have taken over the community.”
The incident was confirmed by the spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye.
He further stated that security operatives have stormed the community to return normalcy In the affected area.
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