Elements of Owerri, Mbaitoli and environs in Imo State had been on Friday afternoon attacked by gunmen who had been imposing order at dwelling.
Gunmen hit completely different areas and killed a policeman, Prince Iheme, elder brother of Nollywood famous person, Osita Iheme, popularly often known as Pawpaw.
The gunmen additionally macheted the State Commissioner for Strong Minerals, Martin Eke.
Gunmen using in Trundre operational autos fired indiscriminately forcing folks to flee for security.
As companies closed abruptly, roads had been abandoned as drivers deserted their autos and fled.
In Orji, a group that shares a border with the state capital, gunmen sporting black clothes in three autos attacked residents and passers-by, together with policemen.
Eyewitnesses informed our correspondent that armed assailants met the policemen on the 7Up junction close to Orji and killed one policeman.
He stated: “They simply killed a policeman. They opened fireplace on them and shouted: ‘There’s a sit-in at dwelling. We requested you to go dwelling. Keep indoors.’”
One other eyewitness stated: “Now I’ve escaped loss of life. They stopped earlier than us and shot within the air and requested us to go dwelling. They did not shoot at us perhaps as a result of I used to be in the midst of some older ladies.”
Our correspondent additionally gathered that the fleeing gunmen fired a number of photographs at Nkwo Orji market earlier than heading in direction of Okigwe highway.
At Ubommiri in Mbaitoli Native Authorities Space of Imo State, armed males attacked the convoy of All Progressives Congress candidate for Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency, Akarachi Amadi.
Whereas Prince Iheme was killed on the spot, the state Commissioner for Strong Minerals, Martin Eke, was hacked to loss of life with a machete.
An eyewitness who didn’t wish to be named stated: “This assault is politically motivated. We simply completed a pre-election rally and headed in direction of Ubommiri. Our convoy was attacked at Amawuihe earlier than Ubommiri.
“Prince Iheme was using in the identical car with the Commissioner for Strong Minerals. Prince Iheme, who’s Pawpaw’s older brother, was killed on the spot. The commissioner who was sworn in two weeks in the past was severely minimize. He was simply rushed to the hospital. They had been driving in a Ford SUV. I pray it really works out.”
The command’s police spokesperson, Micheal Abattam, has but to answer an inquiry concerning the incidents.