From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri

Gunmen have killed 2 police officers on duty at Old Gariki road,Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State .

The slain officers who were said to have been gruesomely murdered by the hoodlums at the early hours of Saturday by suspected members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) who bombed their vehicle were said to be personel of Mopol 18, Owerri.

Confirming the incident, the State police spokesperson, Henry Okoye in a statement said the officers were ambushed while on duty, according to him dynamite were used by the hoodlums to blow up their vehicles and subsequently were engaged in a gun duel.

“The officers were ambushed in the early hours of today, 23/03/2024 while on patrol duties along old Gariki Road Okigwe by the disgruntled elements who threw dynamite on the officer’s patrol vehicle and engaged them in a protracted gunfight.

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“In the process, two officers paid the ultimate price while four others survived the attack”.

However, Tactical team of the police command led by the State Commissioner of Police, Aboki Danjuma alongside Commander Mopol 18 and 64, moved to the crime scene for on-the-spot assessment .

The CP has also tasked the operatives to go all out in synergy with other security agencies and hunt down the hoodlums responsible for the attack.

It will also be recalled that a local meat vendor was killed at Ohi on Friday by gunmen.