Imo: Six traders shot dead in Gariki Market

Six traders shot dead in Imo market

Six traders have been reportedly shot dead at the Gariki Market in the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State.

 

The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Aboki Danjuma, has taken charge of the hunt for the killers.

 

Yesterday, Thursday, June 27, 2024, he was in Okigwe for an on-the-spot assessment of the market, during which he expressed the determination of the police to apprehend the killers of the traders.

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CP Danjuma expressed sadness over the ugly incident while commiserating with the families of the victims and the market leaders.

“I assure you that the command will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the perpetrators of this dastardly act are all arrested and brought to book,” he said.

Imo: Six traders shot dead in Gariki Market
Imo: Six traders shot dead in Gariki Market

In addition, the police in synergy with the military and the local vigilantes are currently carrying out intensive operations in the area to clamp down on the hoodlums responsible for the senseless violence.

Danjuma urged the Okigwe residents to go about their lawful businesses without fear as adequate security measures had been placed to forestall any future occurrence.

He implored them to continue to support the police and other security agencies with actionable intelligence by reporting any suspicious person seen or clandestine activity observed within their vicinity to the nearest police station.

 

Six people were killed in an attack carried out in early hours of Wednesday at Ama Hausa.

 

A witness who spoke to PUNCH on the condition of anonymity for fear of his life said the gunmen attacked the area at about midnight and operated until about 9 am when troops of the Nigerian Army repelled them.

“As of early hours of Wednesday around midnight, we heard persistent gunshots from around the Garki area. It lasted for about an hour and six persons died,” he said.

 

The Imo State Police Command said it has beefed up security in the state.

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