Two prison officers were on Wednesday killed by yet-to-identified gunmen in Okigwe town in Imo State.
It was gathered that the attack which happened at the Umulolo session of the town in the morning caused panic in the area.
Security personnel who do not want to be mentioned said the prison officers were ambushed by their attackers.
The source said, “Two Hilux vans of officers of Imo correctional center were on Wednesday morning attacked by gunmen at Umulolo Okigwe.
“Their attackers threw dynamites on their vehicles. Two officers were killed on the spot while others were rushed to the hospital. While one Hilux van was destroyed by the dynamite the other was not affected.
“The unaffected van has been rescued and returned to base at the command’s headquarters in Owerri. The officers are attached to Operation Search and Flush established by the Imo state government to deal with crimes in the.
“They took off from Owerri in the morning and on reaching Okigwe, the gunmen who were laying siege ambushed them.”
When contacted, the spokesperson for the command, Goodluck Uboegbulem, said, “We are still accessing the situation. If you can call me later I will be able to give you the full details.”