Yet-to-be identified gunmen, on Friday, ran amok in Owerri, Imo State capital city, and gunned down a policeman and another resident called Prince Iheme.
Prince Iheme is older brother to popular Nollywood actor, Osita Iheme, popularly called Pawpaw.
The gunmen shot sporadically in parts of Mbaitoli, Orji and Owerri, even as they warned people to stay indoors in observance of the sit-at-home ordered by a faction of proscribed agitators of Biafra.
They also inflicted machete cuts on the Imo State’s Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Martin Eke, and left him in the pool of his blood.
The gunmen, who operated in three vehicles, drove into Orji and started attacking residents and passers-by, including policemen.
A source told LEADERSHIP that the gunmen met policemen at 7up Junction at Orji and shot one cop dead.
He said, “They killed a policemen. They opened fire on them and were shouting ‘didn’t you hear there is sit-at-home. We have asked you to go home. Stay in doors.’”
Source: Leadership Newspaper