13 August 2016
An assailant killed two women before irate youths killed him in Akokwa community in Ideato local government area of Imo on Friday.
DSP Andrew Enwerem, Police spokesman in the state, confirmed the deaths and said many other victims sustained injuries.
He explained that the unidentified man, from another part of the country, suddenly ran amok and attacked residents, leading to reprisal attack by youths of the community.
The reprisal attack led to other victims sustaining injuries, he added,
Enwerem said the quick intervention by the police forestalled further degeneration of the fracas.
“Report to police showed that a yet-to-be-identified man ran amok at Akokwa community and used a shovel to attack and kill a girl and a woman before he was killed’’ he said.
Enwerem said the fracas had been brought under control, adding that normalcy has returned to the area.
A witness said the girl killed was hawking snacks when the man suddenly chased her till she ran to an elderly woman for protection.
The witness added that the man hacked the girl and the woman to death using a shovel.
Police and other security agents deployed in the community are still maintaining presence in Akokwa to keep the peace.