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Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen yesterday razed the country home of Eze Ugonna Iriele of Ogberuru community in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo state.
The Eastern Updates the hoodlums came in large numbers, riding motorcycles, and gained access to the premises after throwing local bombs into the compound.
According to reports, many fled to other villages in a state of terror as a result of the scenario.
A source quoted in the report said: ‘The place went up in flames as soon as they threw something into the compound. They were many; they came in motorbikes.’
‘We couldn’t come out because we were afraid; some people even have to run away to avoid being harmed’.
The spokesperson of the Imo state police command, Henry Okoye, also confirmed the incident.
He assured residents of the state that the perpetrators would be brought to book.
‘Frantic investigating efforts are intensified to unravel the perpetrators of the dastardly act. They will certainly be made to face the full weight of the law,’ he said.
In another report, tragedy struck yesterday in Agbada Nenwe community, Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State, when three members of the community were killed by yet-to-be indentified gunmen.
The Eastern Updates reports that the incident has thrown the community into confusion as nobody has an idea who the attackers, said to be masked, could be.
The victims, according to sources from the community include Mr. Hillary Uche, said to be a popular block and cement dealer at Orie Agu market; Kingsley, whose full name couldn’t be ascertained at press time, said to be a motorcycle parts dealer and another young man, popularly known as FM, whose real name was yet to be ascertained.
The masked gunmen were said to have traced their victims to their houses and shops, where they killed them.