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Unknown Gunmen Kill 3 Vigilante Operatives And Teenager In Imo Community

The police command in Imo says three vigilante operatives have been killed by gunmen in Umuakah, Njaba LGA.

In a statement on Monday, Henry Okoye, the command’s spokesperson, said a teenage girl sent on an errand also died from stray bullets during the attack.

He said the command has deployed a tactical squad alongside other security agencies to “hunt down the hoodlums responsible for the attack”.

“The Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, has strongly condemned the attack and gruesome murder of the vigilante personnel of the Umuaka Autonomous Community by gunmen on Sunday evening, 7/07/2024,” the statement reads.

“In the wake of the tragic incident that claimed the lives of three gallant vigilantes who were on routine crime prevention patrol and a passerby, the Commissioner of Police has deployed the Command’s Tactical Squad with the available operational resources to go all out in synergy with other security agencies and hunt down the hoodlums responsible for the dastardly act.

“CP Aboki Danjuma expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident and vowed that the command will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators are all arrested and brought to justice.

“He empathized with the families of the deceased victims and prayed for the repose of their souls.

“The Commissioner of Police calls on the general public, particularly the residents of Njaba who may have any information that will assist the Police in apprehending the hoodlums responsible for the attack to report same at the nearest Police Station or via the Command’s emergency lines 08034773600 or 08098880197.”

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