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Gunmen kill eight security agents in Imo


No less than eight security agents comprising soldiers, policemen, and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps personnel were killed by gunmen in Imo State on Tuesday.

The incident happened in Umualumaku community, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state.

The joint security taskforce team was traveling in two security trucks when they were ambushed and set ablaze by their attackers.

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According to The PUNCH, none of the security operatives survived the attack as they were all burnt inside their operational vehicles.

A security operative who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that reinforcement teams had been sent to the scene of the crime to arrest the suspects and recover the bodies of the slain security operatives.

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A resident of the community who also spoke on condition of anonymity said that he saw the security agents a few minutes before they were set ablaze. He said that the community had been thrown into confusion by the incident.

A video clip of the attack showed the security agents being set ablaze in the two vehicles.

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The PUNCH reported that when the spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye was contacted, he confirmed the attack but asked for time to get the full detail

s of the incident.