Hope James

Tension has seized Orogwe community, and residents have fled as unknown gunmen invades community, killing 7 and leaving several others injured.

The  persons who were killed by these  gunmen, on Monday night, in Orogwe community, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, were said to be security guards.

The hoodlums were alleged to have invaded the community to kidnap some persons but reportedly failed to achieve their mission and resorted to causing havoc.

However, the reported killings did not happen in a particular place, one of the victims was a motorcyclist attacked on his way to Orogwe junction.

It was gathered that he was shot in the leg and his motorcycle stolen from him and was said to be hospitalised at Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Owerri, where he is  receiving medical attention.

Four persons were shot in a building and another three in another location described as Corpers’ lodge in Orogwe.

An eyewitness reported that, “they have been camping around the Orogwe terrorising the residents. On Monday they visited a man’s house around the area and were told that the man went for a meeting. Out of anger, they destroyed the man’s property and vehicles before driving out of the compound.

“It was on their way that they killed and chopped off the head of one of the victims they felt was an obstacle against what they were doing.”