Gunmen Kill 3 Vigilante Operatives, Teenage Girl In Imo

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Gunmen have killed three vigilante operatives and a teenage girl in Umuakah Autonomous Community, Njaba Local Government Area of Imo, on Sunday.

According to reports, the assailants struck in the evening, gunning down the three vigilante operatives who were on duty.

A teenage girl who was on an errand was also hit by a stray bullet and killed.

The Imo State Police Command has condemned the attack.

It’s Spokesman, Henry Okoye, in a statement on Monday, said the Command has deployed a tactical squad to work with other security agencies to hunt down the hoodlums responsible for the attack.

The police also vowed to leave no stone unturned in their search for the attackers, and have called on the public to provide any information that may lead to their arrest.

The statement reads:

“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.

“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

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