Two people have been killed following a gunmen attack at a military checkpoint at Ubomiri/Nwaorieubi Road in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State on Sunday, January 1.
Eyewitnesses told The Nation that there was heavy shooting which lasted for over 45 minutes.
The gunmen who opened fire on the security personnel, came in a Toyota Sienna around 7:30 pm and parked far away due to traffic congestion before storming the checkpoint.
Another witness who gave his name as Emma said his elder brother residing at Ubomiri called him to stay away from the area at the time the shooting was going on.
“My brother told me not to pass the road because of the attack. I also informed my children who had gone to see him to take another route to avoid the danger.”
Residents of the area have reportedly vacated their houses for fear of a fresh attack.
A senior police told the publication that Army is in the position to talk on the issue since the incident involved them.