Gunmen on Wednesday attacked and killed two officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) who were on patrol in Okigwe town.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the attack happened at Umulolo in Okigwe area of the state.
An eye witness who pleaded anonymity told NAN that the officers who are yet to be identified, were part of a joint security task force team in the area.
The source said the deceased officers were on patrol when they were ambushed by the gunmen.
The source added that they took off from Owerri in two Hilux vans for the day’s job before the incident.
“The attackers ambushed them and threw dynamites inside their vehicles.
“The two officers died on the spot while others were rushed to the hospital.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the NCS, Goodluck Uboegbulem, confirmed the incident, but added that the service was yet to get full report on the incident.
Meanwhile, all efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer in Imo, Mike Abattam failed as he neither picked calls nor responded to text messages sent to him.