Gunmen invade Imo market, kill three and injure many

Gunmen have reportedly attacked Anara market, killed three persons in Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo state.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the incident happened around 10pm on Tuesday.

Many other people reportedly sustained varying degrees of injuries in the attack.

According to witnesses, the gunmen invaded the market in a white Sienna vehicle and opened fire on the people.

“The gunmen were in a white Sienna vehicle. As they arrived at the market, they just opened fire and shot dead three people and several others were wounded from the gunshots, the three people died immediately,” a witness said.

Also narrating the incident, another witness said: “Nobody knows why they attacked the market, they arrived and started shooting at the people sporadically, people scampered for safety, some people fell on top of each other.”

Mike Abattam, Imo police spokesperson, did not answer the phone when called to speak on the incident.

The south-east has been under attack by gunmen, a situation that has heightened the insecurity in the region.

Many lives have been lost to these attacks while properties, owned by the government and private individuals, have also been destroyed by the assailants.

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