Two Prison Warders Killed As Gunmen Attack Prison In Imo

Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have reportedly killed two prison warders in Okigwe town, Imo State.

According to the reports, the attack which happened at the Umulolo session of the town in the early hours of Wednesday, March 16, caused panic in the area.

According to Security personnel, the prison warders were ambushed by their attackers.

“Two Hilux vans of officers of Imo correctional center were on Wednesday morning attacked by gunmen at Umulolo Okigwe.

“Their attackers threw dynamites on their vehicles. Two officers were killed on the spot while others were rushed to the hospital. While one Hilux van was destroyed by the dynamite the other was not affected.

“The unaffected van has been rescued and returned to base at the command’s headquarters in Owerri.

“They took off from Owerri in the morning and on reaching Okigwe, the gunmen who were laying siege ambushed them.” the source said.

The spokesperson for the command, Goodluck Uboegbulem, is yet to react to the incident at the time of filing this report.


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