Gunmen have killed three personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and two civilians in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State.
The gunmen stormed the Eke Okpu market in the Obiangwu community in the early hours of Monday, March 27, 2023, and shot the NSCDC officials and two passersby, dead.
A source in the community told The Nation that the NSCDC personnel were riding in a vehicle when the gunmen ambushed them.
According to the source, security operatives had taken over the community and were clamping down on suspected passersby including youths of the area.
He said that the lifeless bodies of the victims were still at the scene as of the time of filing this report.