Unknown gunmen invaded Orogwe community in Owerri Local Government Area of Imo State and killed no fewer than seven people on the Monday night of August 1.
A source who is familiar with the incident said the gunmen killed seven people and also injured many others who were later rushed to the Emergency Unit of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, the state capital.
The source said the gunmen brutally murdered the people after security operatives suspected to be members of Ebubeagu Security outfit came to the village and whisked a youth away.
Some gunmen in retaliation stormed the community and began shooting sporadically. The source said:
“Ebubeagu people came and took away a youth from the community. On Monday night, some men with guns came to the community and stormed a building site and opened fire. Seven persons died while others wounded were rushed to the FMC Owerri.
“An okada man who was driving through was caught in the crossfire. He was rushed to the FMC Owerri emergency unit where medical personnel are battling to save his life and others. This is so unfortunate. The community is in panic. People are running away.
“The emergency unit is filled. Many people here. The unit is rowdy. Six dead bodies are here while others that are critically injured are being attended to by medical personnel.”
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