Tragedy struck early Tuesday in Umualumaku community, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State as some yet-to-be-identified gunmen killed at least eight security personnel.
The assailants were said to have killed soldiers, police officers, and members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps during the attack.
It was gathered that there was tension in the area as residents scamper for safety.
Two security trucks carrying the joint security task force team were reportedly attacked and set on fire by their assailants.
A security guard, who anonymously, stated that additional teams had been dispatched to the crime scene in an effort to apprehend the perpetrators and recover the bodies of the deceased security officials.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, confirmed the development but asked for time to get the full details of the horrible incident.