Seven hoodlums yesterday invaded the Orji area in Owerri, the Imo State capital and its environs and allegedly killed three persons in different locations.
The unknown gunmen operation started at about 05:30pm lasted for more than an hour, moving in and round the area shooting sporadically.
The gunmen started their operation from Orji axis, headed to Spibat area and visited other areas, killing three persons.
The victims are a woman and two men among which was a truck driver.
The hoodlums, who wore black clothes, drove freely in their two vehicles, a bus and a hilux vehicle.
Reacting to the incident, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana, said: “Normalcy has returned to Orji area by combined teams of the Police and other supporting security agencies. Three persons were killed by the hoodlums who blocked Orji flyover and started shooting sporadically.
The cause of the shooting is still not clear at the moment. The investigation has, however, commenced.”
(Cambridge University Press, January, 2021) By Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, SAN, FCIArb, Professor of Law and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti
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