Gunmen Attack Imo Policemen, Snatch Rifles


Suspected armed robbers have attacked policemen at Egbu in Owerri and Owerre Nkworji in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State , respectively

The robbers attacked the policemen at Nkwerre on Monday , gave a sergeant machete cuts and snatched his service rifle .

Our correspondent learnt that the armed robbers set ablaze the operational vehicles of the policemen .

Our source said that the sergeant , who was rushed to hospital in Orlu with multiple machete cuts , died on Tuesday .

The source said , “Hoodlums suspected to be robbers on Monday attacked policemen at Owerre Nkworji . The Siena vehicle the policemen were in was set ablaze . One of the police officers was given several machete cuts . He was rushed to a hospital at Orlu . He died on Tuesday .”

Similarly , hoodlums on Tuesday attacked policemen at Egbu in Owerri , the state capital .

Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the hoodlums , who laid siege , snatched a service rifle from one of the officers and equally gave one of the officers machete cuts .

Our correspondent learnt that the wounded cop was rushed to an undisclosed hospital.
When contacted the state Commissioner of Police , Isaac Akinmoyede , confirmed that his men were attacked .

He also confirmed that riffles were snatched but said no policeman was killed in the attacks.

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