Gunmen enforcing sit-at-home on Friday killed four persons at two locations on Owerri-Okigwe Road in Imo State.

The gunmen also kidnapped two expatriates supervising the ongoing construction of the Phase 11 of the Owerri- Okigwe Road.

The killings occurred at Umunachi in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the state and at Umuna in the Onuimo LGA, respectively.

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The expatriates were kidnapped at Umunachi after two persons suspected to be their security aides were suspected to have neutralized.

The expatriates who are staff of German construction giants, Craneburg were taking away immediately the gunmen struck.

Locals told our correspondent that the fleeing suspects operated in three vehicles.

At Umuna junction, the gunmen opened fire and killed two persons.

Our correspondent saw a video footage where two young men were lying in the pool of their blood at Umuna.

An eyewitness said; “They just killed these two men now at Umuna. This act was carried out by gunmen enforcing sit-at-home. This just happened now now. We are now afraid.”

Gunmen had also in the afternoon of Friday killed Prince Chidi Iheme, elder brother to Nollywood actor, Osita Iheme popularly known as Pawpaw.

Iheme was killed at Ubomiri in the Mbaitoli LGA of the state while allegedly on transit to a campaign rally being organized by the All Progressives Congress candidate for Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency, Akarachi Amadi.

The state Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Martin Eke, whom he was riding in the same vehicle with, was badly injured with matchete. 

Meanwhile, Akarachi, has condemned the killing of Iheme, whom he described as one of his supporters.

The politician, in a statement issued by his media aide, Darlington Irobi, on Friday night, also condemned the attack on the state Commissioner for Solid Minerals.

While commiserating with the family of the deceased, the politician prayed for the quick recovery of the injured Commissioner for Solid Minerals.


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