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Insecurity: Gunmen kill man beside Okorocha’s Owerri mansion

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Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

One person was on Wednesday shot dead and another injured beside Spilbat mansion, Owerri, owned by a former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha.

The development which happened around 6pm had people scampered for safety.

According to eyewitnesses, the unidentified victim died as a result of stray bullet as the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team engaged gunmen in a gun duel.

Our correspondent gathered that the gunmen and the police operatives engaged themselves in the battle from the Umuodu- Spilbat Road.

The source said “yes, one person was hit by a stray bullet at Ama oke near Okorocha’s Spilbat mansion and he died.IGP’s IRT operatives were chasing some gunmen and there was a shooting spree. The area has been deserted. People have quickly closed shops.”

Also people scampered for safety around a new generational bank at Orji on Owerri- Okigwe expressway and the Nkwoorji market, respectively.

The panic situation was as a result of the news that some gunmen were operating at a nearby location.

The development caused the deployment of more troops and equipment around the state government house in Owerri.

The route leading to the state government house was also barricaded as insecurity heightened in the state.

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