Abuja – Two security personnel of the Nigeria Air Force attached to Air Force Regiment, Owerri, Imo State, have been shot dead.
The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, confirmed this to Tribune Online in Owerri on Saturday during a telephone conversation.
He said that the deceased officers had gone to a selling point around the area to buy food to eat, when they were shot dead.
The Police Commissioner said that while he was speaking with Tribune Online correspondent, the Air Force Commander in Imo State was with him.
He said: “It’s good you called, two Nigeria Air Force personnel were yesterday killed at Naze Timber Market by hoodlums and that was why Police personnel are there to mop up arrest.”
CP Yaro said that the incident occurred around the park where the hoodlums stay to smoke Indian helm and from there they move to terrorise the people.
According to the CP, the presence of Police personnel at Naze was to mop up arrest and to bring the situation back to normalcy. (Saturday Tribune)