An Armed gang operating in Imo State, Southeast Nigeria, has killed at least two people and destroyed property worth millions of naira in Etekwuru autonomous community in the Ohaji/ Egbema Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
The incident was reported to have occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, Dec. 7 2021, leaving several villagers injured.
According to a Daily Trust report, the traditional ruler of the community, Eze Kenneth Okereke, who confirmed the attack said the motive behind the attack is yet to be unraveled, adding that security agents have been informed of the incident.
‘Not the first time of such attacks’
In August 2021, armed shooters laid ambush on oil workers in the Assa community in Ohaji/Egbema LGA of Imo State, killing a police officer and four oil workers. An unspecified number of persons reportedly sustained gunshot injuries
Also in October, some armed gangs burnt the palace and official vehicle of the traditional ruler of the community when they invaded his home in an attempt to kill him.
The attack on the palace of the monarch came two days after some hoodlums and military men clashed in the community, and the monarch had written a letter to the state government, requesting assistance to restore calm in the community.
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