Immigration Senior Officer Reportedly Killed In Owerri By Gunmen

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Gunmen have reportedly killed the Chief Provost of the Imo State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service {NIS} Okiemute Mrere

Mrere was reportedly murdered on Saturday night on the Owerri- Port Harcourt Road in Owerri, a senior NIS source quoted in reports said on Monday.

According to the senior NIS officer, the slain officer’s corpse was discovered in a bush on Sunday morning.

Mrere was said to be riding a Hilux van belonging to NIS when he was allegedly waylaid, shot and killed.

The NIS source further said that the assailants did not take the victim’s service pistol as it was found on him when his corpse was discovered, the next day, while official Hilux van that he was riding when he was attacked was riddled with bullet holes.

The source said: “The chief provost of Nigerian Immigration Service, Imo State Command, Okiemute Mrere, has been assassinated. He was killed on Saturday night. He was riding in his official Hilux van when he was attacked, shot and killed.

“His corpse was discovered the next day which was on Sunday morning. Nothing was taken from him, not even his service pistol. His vehicle was riddled in bullets holes. The command is quiet. There is panic as officers are dumbfounded by this tragic development.”

 

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