Breaking: Imo police confirm killing of 7 by gunmen at gas project site

Gunmen killed a policeman and six employees of Nigerian oil and gas services company Lee Engineering during an attack on a project site in Imo, police said on Tuesday.

The attack took place in the Assa community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.

An unspecified number of persons, reportedly sustained gunshot wounds.

We have declared the place a black spot and all efforts to arrest perpetrators are ongoing,” said Imo State police spokesman Michael Abattam.

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“The command has put in measures to guard the workers in the area since it is prone to attack,” he said.

The Lee Engineering website says the company has a project there involving the installation and construction of a gas primary treatment facility and the supply of a gas turbine generators and a waste heat recovery system.

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