Nigeria: Gunmen kill sergeant 24hours after attacking Priest.

24 hours after gunmen murdered a Catholic church priest, Rev. Fr Jude Egbom, and one other person in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State, some gunmen have again shot dead a sergeant, Christian Nnamani, in Owerri the state capital.

The hoodlums who made away with the AK47 rifle belonging to the slain policeman also shot a passerby.



An eyewitness told our correspondent on Wednesday that some police officers were on a road duty when the gunmen struck.

Confirming the incident in a telephone conversation on Wednesday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Andrew Enwerem, a superintendent of police, said that after killing the sergeant, the criminals fled with his rifle.

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The police spokesperson said that a passerby who was hit by a bullet from the hoodlums was rushed to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, where he was being attended to.

The police spokesperson said, “it is true, we lost a police sergeant last night (Tuesday). Sergeant Christian Nnamani attached to mobile police 18 Owerri was on a stop-and-search duty with his colleagues at Control post junction Owerri when the incident happened.”

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