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Gunmen kill Immigration chief provost in Imo

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The Chief Provost of Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, Imo State Command, Okiemute Mrere, has been killed by unknown gunmen.

According to a report by The Nation, Mr Mrere was assassinated on Saturday night on Owerri, the state capital.

A senior officer of NIS who confirmed this to the newspaper said that the slain officer’s corpse was discovered in a bush on Sunday morning.

According to the officer, Mr Mrere was riding a Hilux van belonging to NIS when he was allegedly waylaid, shot and killed.

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The source said the assailants did not take the victim’s service pistol as it was found on him when his corpse was discovered, the next day.

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He said “The official Hilux van he was riding in as of the time he was attacked was riddled with bullet holes.”

“The chief provost of Nigerian Immigration service, Imo state Command, Okiemute Mrere, has been assassinated. He was killed on Saturday night. He was riding in his official Hilux van when he was attacked, shot and killed.

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“His corpse was discovered the next day which was on Sunday morning. Nothing was taken from him, not even his service pistol.

“His vehicle was riddled in bullets holes. The command is quiet. There is panic as officers are dumbfounded with this tragic development.”

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When contacted, the command’s Spokesperson in the state, Winifred Ogu, confirmed the murder incident.

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