Tragedy struck in Imo State as gunmen attacked and killed at least eight security personnel, including soldiers, policemen, and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps members. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning in Umualumaku community, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state, leading to panic in the area.
The security personnel were part of a joint security task force team traveling in two security trucks when they were ambushed and their vehicles were set on fire. Unfortunately, none of them survived as they were trapped and burned inside their operational vehicles.
A security source, who wished to remain anonymous, confirmed the incident and stated that reinforcement teams had been dispatched to the scene to apprehend the assailants and recover the bodies of the slain security personnel.
A resident in the community, who preferred not to disclose their identity for safety reasons, mentioned that they had seen the security agents just moments before the attack occurred. The incident has left the community in a state of confusion and fear.
The police spokesperson in the state, Henry Okoye, confirmed the incident but requested additional time to provide further details about the tragic event.