About five persons were reportedly shot by suspected gunmen while they were having a meeting in Okporo, Orlu Local Government Area of Imo state, last Thursday.
When contacted, the Imo State Police Command, Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Micheal Abattam, confirmed this to newsmen on Saturday in Owerri.
The Police said, “They were having a meeting when the gunmen came and attacked them.”
Meantime, the state police command was yet to confirm the number of casualties in the attack. But the viral video captured at least five persons with gunshot injuries, some of them shot in the leg and hand as they were crying for help.
It was learnt that about two persons lying helplessly may not have survived the gunshot injuries. The video also showed sympathisers who came trying to assist the victims including an aged woman lying close to one of the victims suspected to be her son and crying uncontrollably.