ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Seven persons have been reportedly killed in Orogwe community in Owerri West LGA, Imo State by unidentified gunmen.
According to a resident who pleaded anonymity, the gunmen invaded the community on Monday night.
He said that the invasion of the community happened days after a youth was arrested by persons suspected to be members of the Ebube Agu security outfit.
The source also added that some of those injured in the shooting were taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Owerri, the Imo capital.
“On Monday, some unknown gunmen came to our community and opened fire on a building site,” the source said.
“The gunmen came after the Ebube Agu people took away a youth from the community.
“Seven people died during the gunmen attack, while others were rushed to FMC Owerri.
“During the attack, an okada rider was shot while riding on his bike. The rider and others are currently battling for their lives at the FMC.
“Due to the incident, our people have started packing their things away from the community.”
When contacted, Michael Abattam, Imo police spokesperson, did not respond for comments on the development.