The Imo State Police Command has launched a manhunt for the killers of five policemen and a couple at Okpala Junction in the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of the state
Some gunmen had on Friday opened fire on the cops, who went to eat at a local restaurant, killed all of them and carted away their rifles.
The gunmen also killed a couple, identified as Mr and Mrs Chinaka Nwagu, who owned a shop beside the crime scene.
Confirming the gruesome murder to our correspondent, the spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, said the command’s tactical and operational teams had been deployed in the area.
Okoye said the command was on the trail of the suspects, adding that security had been beefed up in the area to increase public confidence.
He said, “The murder incident is confirmed. The command has deployed tactical and operational teams to the area for constant patrol and in search of those behind this dastardly act. We are closing in on them.
“The corpses of the operatives have been evacuated and deposited in a morgue. I urge members of the public to go about their lawful business without fear of intimidation, as the command is capable of protecting the people of the state.”