Gunmen have reportedly ambushed, killed and set ablaze eight security agents comprising soldiers, policemen and Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps in Imo State.
The incident happened on Tuesday morning in Umualumaku community, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state.
The report said all joint security taskforce team in two security trucks were burnt inside their operational vehicles.
A security operative who doesn’t want to be mentioned told PUNCH that reinforcement teams had been sent to the scene of the crime with the intent to arrest the suspects and rescue the corpses of the slain security operative.
A resident in the community who do not want to reveal his identity for security reason said that he saw the security agents a few minutes before they were set ablaze.
He said that the community had been thrown into confusion, owing to the development.