Gunmen suspected to be hired assailants have killed two community youth leaders in Imo State.
The incident occurred at Eke Obollo in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the state last night, at a pub known as Okeosisi bar in the community.
It was gathered that the four gunmen operating in a jeep shot and killed Uzoma Ebo, popularly known as Van Dan and another youth leader simply identified as Chinedu, aka master, at 8:15, Punch reports.
One of the sources said, “On arrival, the gunmen shot repeatedly into the air, apparently to scare people away. They went straight to where Ebo, one of the youth leaders of the community was having his drink and shot him continuously on his hand and abdomen until died.
“They equally shot another youth leader, Chinedu, on his chest until he died. On confirming their deaths, the suspected assailants zoomed off in their jeep immediately.”
Confirming the attack, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Andrew Enwerem, said officers from the state command had since been mobilised to the scene of the crime.
Enwerem said, “Immediately we got information that some gunmen had killed two youths of Obollo in the Isiala Mbano LGA, the commissioner of police, Chris Ezike, swiftly dispatched a team of Crack police officers to the crime scene.”
He said no arrest had been made in connection with the crime as the gunmen took to their heels on sighting the police officers from the command.