Gunmen, on Tuesday, attacked and killed no fewer than eight security operatives in Imo State, according to reports.
Gatekeepers News reports that an eyewitness told reporters that the incident happened at about 11:30 a.m in Oriagu, around the Aba branch in Ehime Mbano council area of Imo State.
The security agents affected were soldiers, policemen, and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC. Two vehicles were also set ablaze during the attack.
The video clip of the attack, which went viral, saw about four lifeless bodies of soldiers in their uniforms and their guns.
Also, their two vehicles were in flames.
According to the eyewitness, “The incident just happened about two hours ago. At first, I saw the two Hilux vehicles as they drove from Oriagu heading to the Aba branch in Ehime Mbano.
“As I am talking to you now the Hilux vehicles are still on fire. The soldiers were burnt by the gunmen.
“Tension is everywhere. We have closed our shops. We are going home. We are seeing a lot of security operatives.
“They blocked the road. People are running to our homes. Our people are afraid anything can happen now.
“The first vehicle, I saw over five soldiers. In the second, I saw more than four security operatives. They said all of them were killed.”