Some repented Militants in Owerri have unleashed mayhem on local vigilantes during a bloody clash.
Policemen taking a tour of the area
A bloody drama played out yesterday in Owerri as repented militants from the oil producing Ohaji /Egbema and Oguta Local Government Areas of Imo state clashed with operatives of Imo security watch.
The incident left two people dead.
It was gathered that the ex-militants who were on their way to the state capital to surrender their arms in obedience to the state Government amnesty programs for militants in the state, clashed with the operatives of Imo security watch, an internal security outfit in the state during a heated argument which escalated, leading to a gun duel which claimed the life of one of the militants.
The militants later reinforced for a reprisal attack at the hospital (Umuguma General Hospital) where the lifeless body of their member was taken to and unleashed mayhem in the process.
The angry militants then regrouped and stormed the security operatives office located on Aba road in Owerri, where one of the security men was shot dead, another badly injured and four vehicles set on fire with another three vandalized in the process.
The office which houses Imo Environmental Transformation Commission, ENTRACO, was equally attacked by the militants.