Tag: Imo State

Gunment attack in Imo, three vehicles, passenger burnt to death

Three vehicles conveying passengers from Umuahia Abia State to Owerri, capital of Imo State, have been burnt to ashes by some gunmen. The incident happened in the early hours of Monday, August 9, 2021, the beginning of the sit-at-home order called by the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) to press[Read More…]

Inspector, 3 others killed as gunmen attack Police Station in Imo

A police inspector has been killed following an armed bandit attack Thursday on Orsu Police Station in Orsu Local government area, Imo State. Confirming the attack, Police Public relations officer in the State, Micheal Abattam said the bandits in their numbers while attacking the facility threw explosives and petrol bombs[Read More…]

Gunmen invade Orlu, behead community leader, destroy shops, vehicles

Gunmen have reportedly invaded Okporo and neighbouring Communities in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State; unleashing violence in attacks that started on Sunday night continued till Monday morning. NewsWireNGR gathered that a yet to be identified community leader was beheaded and his head placed on a table around the[Read More…]

ESN ‘native doctor’ in police net – Official

The police in Imo have arrested the alleged Eastern Security Network (ESN) ‘native doctor’ with Improvised Explosive Device (IED). This was contained in a statement by the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro and signed by the command’s Spokesman, Mike Abattam in Owerri. ”After a diligent forensic and technical intelligence gathering, the suspect,[Read More…]

Imo vs Rivers: Supreme Court restrains Federal Government from ceding oil wells to Imo

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted an order injunction stopping the federal government and its agencies from ceding 17 disputed oil wells located at Akri and Mbede to Imo State. The order was granted by the apex court was following a request by Rivers State which is also making claims[Read More…]

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Sporadic gunshots at Imo Assembly after chief whip sacked, 6 members suspended

The plenary at the Imo House of Assembly was proceeding as normal on Thursday until sporadic gunshots rend the air while lawmakers and workers scamper for safety. It was gathered that prior to the shooting, the Speaker of the Assembly, Paul Emeziem, had announced the suspension of six (6) lawmakers[Read More…]

UmuAka in Imo State of Nigeria Named Finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Global Mayors Challenge

UmuAka, Nigeria, 16 June , 2021 – UmuAka is one of 50 Champion Cities selected today as finalists in the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, a global innovation competition that identifies and accelerates the most ambitious ideas developed by cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These 50 urban innovations rose[Read More…]

PDP asks Governor Hope Uzodimma to resign over “failure” to ensure the security of lives

The Imo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo, to resign over his “failure” to ensure the security of lives and property in the state. There have been attacks on government facilities in Imo and other states of the south-east in recent times,[Read More…]

Gunmen kill Imo PDP youth leader

Youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Oru-East Local Government Area of Imo State, Kenneth Amukamara, has been killed by gunmen suspected to be assassins. The assailants also burnt Kenneth’s house and damaged the vehicles of his brother, who is said to be a retired soldier. The incident,[Read More…]

Police say the murderers of Ahmed Gulak have been killed

The Imo State Police Command say the killers of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Gulak, have been killed and ammunition and vehicles have been recovered from them.  According to a statement issued by the police on Sunday night, =some of the arms recovered from the attackers[Read More…]