…Members of joint security forces injured – eyewitness
By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri
Eight people suspected to be hoodlums operating under the name “unknown gunmen” on Thursday night were gunned down in a gun battle with joint security operatives.
Vanguard in Owerri, gathered that the incident which started early hours of Thursday ended at about 9:30pm with the final battle at Nkwito junction in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.
Also eight vehicles were said to have been recovered from the said hoodlums, as well as sophisticated ammunitions which they used to challenged the joint security forces.
Some of the vehicles included a Land Rover, Toyota Highlander, Siena, white hummer buses, Umuopia-Akokwa vigilante lion squad security vehicle, among others.
The battle between the “unknown gunmen and the joint security forces was said to have started in the commercial town of Orlu, particularly the banana junction.
The exchange of bullets threw the town into chaos…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper