The Imo State Police Command on Monday confirmed that a convoy of armed gunmen laid an ambush on oil workers in the Assa community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, killing a police officer, four oil workers, as well as an unspecified number of persons, reportedly sustained gunshot injuries.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mike Abattam, confirmed this to Vanguard in Owerri.
Furthermore, sources from the community who spoke to Vanguard, said there have been attacks on oil facilities in the oil communities of Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of the State, for the past four months. They blamed it on a dreaded criminal group.
He claimed; “That was how they kidnapped the Board Chairman of a reputable company, and he has not been released since three months. They also set ablaze equipment at Waltersmith Industrial Park.