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BREAKING: Gunmen Kill Five Policemen, Couple In Imo.

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Unidentified gunmen, on Friday morning killed five policemen at the Okpala Junction in the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State.

The gunmen also killed a couple identified as Mr and Mrs Chinaka Nwagu who hailed from Amankwo Okpala community.

The incident has thrown the junction and the entire community into a state of panic as commercial activities had abruptly come to end.

A source who identified himself as Uche and a relative to the couple told our correspondent that the slain cops drove from neighbouring Abo Mbaise police division to eat at the junction.

He said that while the policemen were eating, some gunmen drove to the scene and opened fire on them.

He said that while three police were shot dead at the scene, two others ran to a nearby shot but their attackers raced to the shop and killed them and equally killed a couple who owned the shop they ran into.

The eyewitness disclosed that after killing the policemen, the gunmen carted away their five rifles.

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The source said, “It is a black Friday in our community. Gunmen around 8am shot five policemen dead at Okpala junction. The policemen drove in a white coloured Hilux from Aboh Mbaise Police Division to eat at the junction.

“As they were eating, gunmen drove to the place and opened fire on them. Two out of the five policemen ran to a nearby shop where a couple sold meat pie and sachet water. After killing the three policemen, they came to the shop where the two other officers were hiding, and killed them. They also killed a husband and wife that owned the shop.

“They took away their rifles and drove off. This is so unfortunate. Our community is bleeding. Everybody is confused. The source said.

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