Unknown gunmen shoot five people while they were having meeting in Okporo, Orlu local government area of Imo State on Thursday.
The Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Micheal Abattam, confirmed the incident on Saturday.
According to Abattam, “They were having a meeting when the gunmen came and attacked them.” he said, this is uncalled for and we are set to fish out the perpetrators of this heinous crime.”
Although the Police Command was yet to confirm the actual number of casualties from the attack
However, “a viral video revealed that no fewer than five persons sustained gunshot injuries, some shot in the hands and others on their legs. They were seen in the video crying for assistance.
The video shown revealed that “about two persons lying helpless may not survive the gunshot injuries. The scene also showed sympathisers who were trying to assist the victims, including an aged woman lying close to one of the victims suspected to be her son and weeping profusely.”
“The woman was crying uncontrollably and called for help to take the son to the hospital for treatment, another gunshot victim was seen struggling and shouting for help”
“The victims were all drenched in the pool of their blood, which was gushing out from the gunshot wounds as well as blood stains at the compound where the meeting was held before the attack.