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Imo lawyer abducted, policewoman shot during attack dies

The policewoman shot during an attack on the Isiala Mbano divisional police headquarters, Imo State, on Saturday, is dead. PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim died on Sunday at a hospital where she was rushed to after some gunmen attacked and razed the police facility. A top source confirmed the death to our correspondent on...

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Again, gunmen attack police station in Anambra

Gunmen on Sunday attacked a police station in Mgbakwu in the Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State. A source told our correspondent that the hoodlums carted away some arms and ammunition during the attack. This brings the number of attacked police stations in the state within one week to four. Anambra State, for...

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Police commence investigation as gunmen attack another Imo divisional station, injure cop

The Imo State Police Command said on Saturday it launched an investigation into the attack on Isiala Mbano Divisional Police headquarters located at Umuelemai. The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the attack on the police facility, said that no rifle was carted away by the attackers. Ikeokwu also said that the...

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Okorocha is ready to make peace with Uzodinma — Nwosu, ex- gov’s son-in-law

A son-in-law to ex-governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, Uche Nwosu, tells CHIDIEBUBE OKEOMA that the former governor is ready to make peace with his successor, Hope Uzodinma Why did Senator Rochas Okorocha visit the Royal Spring Palm Estate, Owerri, which had been sealed off by the Imo State Government? Owelle Rochas Okorocha went to...

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Again, gunmen raze Imo police divisional headquarters, free suspects

Gunmen on Saturday night razed the Isiala Mbano Divisional Headquarters located at Umuelemai in Imo State. The gunmen, who freed suspects held in the detention facility, invaded the divisional headquarters armoury and carted away arms. Our correspondent gathered that gunmen on arrival condoned off the Divisional Headquarters located at Umueze Road and opened fire. According...

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BREAKING: Again, gunmen raze Imo police divisional headquarters, free suspects

Gunmen on Saturday night razed the Isiala Mbano Divisional Headquarters located at Umuelemai in Imo State. The gunmen, who freed suspects held in the detention facility, invaded the divisional headquarters armoury and carted away arms. Our correspondent gathered that gunmen on arrival condoned off the Divisional Headquarters located at Umueze Road and opened fire. According...

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Absence of prosecution counsel stalls Okorocha workers’ trial

The trial of the 14 associates and workers of a former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, was on Thursday stalled following the absence of the prosecution counsel. The ex governor’s associates and workers, including his Aide-de-Camp, Eberendu Chimechefulem; senior legislative aide, Steve Asinubi; and 12 others were on February 22 arraigned before magistrate B.U....

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Workers block Imo Govt House, debunk Uzodinma’s ‘ghost workers’ claim

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Some civil servants, on Thursday, blocked the entrance gate to the Imo State Government House in Owerri. The protesters, who arrived at the Government House as early as 8am, stopped vehicles from going in and out of the premises. The development caused panic at the Government House, as security men manning the...

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Imo civil servants protest at govt house over salary arrears

Over one thousand civil servants on Thursday blocked the entrance gate to the Imo State Government House in Owerri. The civil servants who arrived at the Government House in Owerri as early as 8am, stopped vehicles from going in and out of the premises. The development caused panic at the Government House as security men...

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Imo teachers puncture Uzodinma’s claim, demand 12-month unpaid salaries

Teachers, on Wednesday, took to the streets of Owerri, the Imo State capital, in protest. The primary and secondary school teachers decried the non-payment of their 12 months’ salaries. While singing songs such as: ‘We’re not ghosts o; Hope, we’re not fraudsters’, the angry teachers alleged that their salaries were paid last in February 2020,...

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Nigerians shouldn’t let police get away with my sibling’s killing –Imo artisan

A 24-year-old Imo-based artisan, Chinaza Okonkwo, tells CHIDIEBUBE OKEOMA how policemen from Ihitte/Uboma Division in Imo State killed his elder brother, Chinanu, while demanding hospital treatment for his arrested 17-year-old younger sister What is your name? My name is Chinaza Okonkwo. I am 24 years old. I am from Umuderim in the Ihitte/Uboma Local Government […] Read Full Story

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Protesters, hoodlums raze Imo court, LG secretariat, police station

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Imo State Police Command has begun investigation into the burning of the secretariat of the Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area in Ishinweke on Tuesday. Protesting youths also set ablaze a court inside the council secretariat. The protesting youths had earlier razed the Ihitte/Uboma Divisional Police Headquarters at Ishinweke over the alleged killing […] Read Full Story

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Police arrest kidnappers of Imo Catholic bishop

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Police in Imo State have arrested the suspected kidnappers of the auxiliary bishop of Owerri Catholic archdiocese, Moses Chikwe. The suspects were arrested in operations that spanned through Imo and Anambra States, our correspondent gathered on Tuesday. A source at the Police Command headquarters told our correspondent that “we have arrested […] Read Full Story