Two personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and two civilians have been killed by unknown Gunmen in Imo State
State Commandant of NSCDC, Matthew Ovye, who confirmed the incident in Owerri on Monday, said that it occurred at Umulolo community, Ngor Okpala council area of the state.
The Commandant said that the four men were gunned down in what appeared to be a surprise attack at the Eke Isu market of the Umulolo community, adding that security operatives had taken over the area.He also said that the NSCDC personnel were riding in a vehicle when they were ambushed and killed by their attackers “without any form of provocation “.The NSCDC personnel killed were Sixtus Onwusirike, an Assistant Superintendent 2 and Simon Simon, a Corps Assistant.
“ It’s a black Monday for us but we are on it. It’s rather unfortunate. Relevant security agencies have swung into action and the culprits will soon be brought to book,” he said.
He advised residents of the area to avoid taking laws into their hands as security agencies were already on the top of their game.
Police Public Relations Officer in Imo, Henry Okoye, confirmed the incident and promised that security operatives would fish out the culprits in no time.