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Panic In Imo State As Gunmen kill Police Men, Civilian In Early Morning Checkpoint Attack

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Unknown gunmen have again shot two police officers on duty dead on Tuesday morning.

Eyewitness said the fleeing armed men also shot a passer-by at Ama-John junction along Okigwe road.

A resident who spoke to our correspondent said the gunmen attacked in the early hours of Tuesday, taking the officers on duty unawares.

The incident, according to him, has caused a serious panic in the area and motorists and passengers plying the busy Okigwe road had retreated for fear of the unknown.

“There was a serious panic this morning some minutes after 6:am within Akabo (Ama-John) axis along Okigwe road as group of bandits shot and killed two Police men on duty and a passerby. They were four armed gunmen on Sienna bus and zoomed their way to Okigwe after shooting the officers. As I speak, the road is scanty. Drivers and passengers taking the Okigwe road have stopped far away to allow the situation calm down,” he said.

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When contacted, the Imo state police Command’s Spokesman, Henry Okoye, said he had yet to be briefed on the incident.

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