Gunmen have killed the Chief Provost of the Nigerian Immigration Service, in Imo State, Okiemute Mrere.
Mrere was killed after his assailants intercepted his vehicle along Owerri-Port Harcourt road on Saturday. The vehicle — a Toyota Hilux truck — was riddled by bullets from the gunmen.
His corpse was said to have been found in a bush on Sunday morning.
Reports said nothing valuable was taken from him, including his side arm.Confirming the incident, Winifred Oguh, the Imo immigration command spokesperson, said a “full investigation” is underway to “get full details” on the incident.
“Yes I can confirm to you that we lost one of our officers, Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI) Okiemute Mrere,” Oguh reportedly said.
“We are yet to get full details of the incident as investigations are still ongoing.”
The murder comes hours after Ahmed Gulak, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was killed in Owerri, Imo capital.
Gulak was said to be on his way to Sam Mbakwe Cargo airport. The police have since accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of being behind the hit.
Imo has been witnessing high levels of criminal activities. Lives have been lost and property destroyed, owing to the activities of these gunmen.