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Traders block Imo State government house, in order to speak with Gov Okorocha

Traders who were relocated to Industrial Cluster ,Naze, after the demolition of Owerri main market by the state government on Monday barricaded the Imo state government House in Owerri in protest. The embittered traders who blocked the government main gate causing panic in the area ,said that they won’t vacant …

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Police kill Cult leaders in Imo State

Two men, said to be most wanted cult leaders and kidnappers in Imo State, were on Thursday gunned down by the operatives of the state police command. They were killed during a shootout in the Nwagbaubi forest in Assa community, in the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area. The slain suspected criminals …

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Notorious armed robber killed in Imo State

The Imo State Police Command headquarters in Owerri confirmed the death of a notorious armed robber identified as, Ihechi Nwankwo, who was brought from Umuahia, the Abia State capital. The spokesman for the Imo State Police Command, Andrew Enwerem, told Southern City News that the 27-year-old armed robber, who hailed …

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16 year-old boy arrested for allegedly involved in terrorism

The Imo State Police Command  paraded a 16-year-old boy, Onyedikachi Iyaka, from the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state for alleged terrorism. Parading the suspect and one other for crimes bordering on kidnapping and burying  victims in  shallow graves, the state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, disclosed that …

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Police arrests 14-yr-old cultist, 3 other teenagers with gun and charms in Imo State

Operatives of Imo State Police Command, attached to Isiala-Ngwa North Division, during a raid of suspected criminal hideouts at Mbubo Nsulu Isiala-Ngwa North, arrested four teenagers belonging to the notorious ABC cult group. The cultists, whose names are David Adieze aged 18yrs, Chinemere Isaac aged 14yrs, Chimezie Moses Francis 17yrs …

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Imo State government destroys main market, three persons confirmed dead

According to reports coming in from Owerri on Saturday, three people were suspected to be confirmed dead when they protested against the demolition of the main market in the capital, called Eke Onunwa Market, by the Imo Government. The Police Public Relations Officer in Imo, Mr Andrew Enwerem, however, said …

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Governor Rochas Okorocha visits the sight of collapsed building in Owerri

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has warned against the use of non-professionals and substandard materials in the construction of buildings by builders, stating that the non-engagement of engineers and other related professionals and the use of inferior materials remain the major causes of building Collapse. Governor Okorocha spoke on …

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Collapsed building kills 4 in Imo State

The Coordinator of Owerri Operations, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Evans Ugoh, confirmed to newsmen that, four  occupants of a two-storey building on Fire Service/Mbaise Road died after the building collapsed at the early hour on Sunday. Five other occupants of the building were, however, rescued but they sustained …

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Police arrests most wanted criminal in Imo State

MEN of Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Command have arrested a 24-year-old most wanted armed robber in the state, identified Somadina Uzoho, popularly known as Zidane. A police source told newsmen  on Tuesday that the suspect had been on the wanted list of the command for a very …

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Imo State: 3 Persons die in Collapsed Building

Three persons were on Saturday confirmed dead when a storey building collapsed at Oforola in the Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State. A family of seven persons were living in the building as of the time the building collapsed,The PUNCH learnt . The state commissioner of police, Chris Ezike, who confirmed the …

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Youth Corp member dies in Imo State ( Find out what really happened )

The young man who was serving in Imo state was on his way to his place of primary assignment (PPA) when the fatal crash occurred. The sad story after a friend to the deceased shared the news on social media. Facebook user, Linda Ifeyinwa Anwaa, who is also a serving …

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Imo State: Police storms kidnappers hideout, rescues three victims

The Anti-kidnapping Unit of the Imo State Police Command on Tuesday stormed the dreaded Avu Forest in the Owerri West Local Government Area of the state and rescued three kidnap victims unhurt. Southern City News learnt that the policemen equally arrested the victims’ suspected abductors, numbering seven, who held them for …

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Gunmen attack Imo State house of Assembly

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers attacked the Imo State house of Assembly complex situated in Owerri, the state capital, carting away valuables, office equipment, electronics and other vital documents. According to reports, it was learnt that the latest attack was the third in 2017. A lawmaker, Emma Orie, who …

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Imo State: Two persons die in auto crash

Two persons lost their lives on Tuesday when an Avalon car and a motorcycle collided on the Owerri-Orlu Expressway, Imo State. The crash occurred at the Onyema end of the expressway, leaving several others injured. A motorist, Chikezie Nwadike, who took some of the victims to a hospital, said one …

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Police arrests leader of a bank robbery in Imo State

The Imo State Poice command have apprehended the mastermind of a bank robbery which led to the killing of a bank customer in the state. It was reported earlier that some gunmen trailed the bank customer to a Zenith bank branch on Wetheral Road, Owerri, the state capital. They reportedly carted …

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Security guard shot dead by colleague

 A facebook user has reported the death of a  security guard in Imo State was shot dead by his colleague. Achuko described the shooting as “accidental discharge,” urging all security outfits to train their men very well before giving them guns as guards. Achuko said: “The Late Mr. Chidi Onyenekwu …

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AFA Partners Imo State To Train Youths In Film Making

AFRICA Film Academy in partnership with the government of Imo State is set to train young men and women who desire a career in the motion picture industry from the state. The three weeks intensive programme which will have master classes will commence from  April 25 through May 10, 2017 …

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Imo: 23 years-old lost life in Cultist clash

A clash between 2 cult groups, Vikings and Black Axe cultists in the community took the life of a 23-year-old man, Decency Chibundu, of Umuelele Irete in the Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State was on Tuesday night. According to reports, the killing, threw the community in disarray and …

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One person shot dead in front of Imo State house

It was another bad day in Imo State after the death of a fresh graduate occured in the state’s university, tragedy struck again. This time, it was in front of the State government house on Thursday in Owerri, the Imo State capital, when suspected gunmen shot dead a bank customer …

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Photos: Ebonyi Gov Emerges Chairman Southeast Governor’s Forum

Ebonyi State Governor, David Nweze Umahi has been elected as the Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum Umahi was unanimously endorsed at a meeting of the forum attended by all the governors from the zone in Enugu on Sunday. Announcing the development after the meeting, Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, said that …

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