A suspected cult gang Thursday morning killed no fewer than five persons in Ilile community in the Ohaji/Egbema Council Area of Imo State.
Sources from the community, who craved anonymity, told our correspondent that some of the persons who were killed included a retired police officer, the immediate past President General of the community, Napoleon Amadi, a member of the local vigilante group in the community, Uwagwu Eze and two others.
One of the victims was reportedly beheaded.
Akelicious learnt that several others who were wounded by bullets were hospitalized.
The gunmen, our correspondent learnt invaded several families, shot their targets before fleeing into the dark.
One of the community sources said: “As we speak, five persons have been confirmed dead. Among the dead are a retired police officer, Mr Ukpabi, the immediate past president general of our community, Napoleon Amadi, a member of vigilante group in our community, Uwagwu Eze and two others.”