Three NSCDC officers, two others killed in Imo

Three officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) as well as two civilians have been shot dead in Ngor Okpala L.G.A, Imo State.

The attack and murder were reportedly carried out by armed men at the Eke Okpu market in Obiangwu community, early on Monday, 27 March.

According to a source, the NSCDC operatives were driving through town that morning when they got attacked by the armed men, resulting in the death of five, three NSCDC operatives and two civilians.

Security operatives have swept through the whole area, clamping down suspicious paedestrians, passersby and youths of the community.