Gunmen on rampage in Imo State, kill police Sergeant, Christian Nnamani, steal rifle


www.odogwublog.com reports that barely 24 hours after a Catholic Priest, Revd Fr Jude Egbom, was shot dead by unknown gunmen, a Police Sergeant, Christian Nnamani attached to mobile police 18 Owerri has been shot dead by unknown gunmen, and his rifle stolen.


The incident occurred at the Control post junction Owerri, opposite the Assumpta Catholic Cathedral on Tuesday night.

This is even as a passer-by was hit by a stray bullet, and is currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owerri.

Sources said that the slain policeman was at the Control post check point, and occasionally helped to control traffic flow.

The gunmen were in a car, and upon sighting the police Sergeant, they opened fire on him, while a stray bullet hit a passer-by.

Spokesman for the Imo State Police command, Andrew Enwerem confirmed the development even as disclosed that the gunmen made away with a police rifle.

Enwerem said "yes it is true, a Policeman was shot dead by gunmen in a green gulf car, while another person sustained gunshot wounds. Sergeant Christian Nnamani was attached to mobile police 18 Owerri. He was on a -stop-and -search duty with his colleagues at Control post junction Owerri when the incident happened."

According to him, the command has commenced investigations into the incident, adding that the Tactical units have already began a manhunt for the fleeing suspects.
The police spokesman called on Imo residents to be security minded, especially during the ember months even as he assured that the Police is up to the task of effectively policing the State.
Enwerem said "The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi admonishes members of the public to be very careful of the happenings around them, because we are in the Ember months and the need to be security conscious becomes very imperative. But most importantly is that the police have the capacity and capability to protect Imo police", he said.
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