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Panicas gunmen storm Umuahia

Many were feared dead when unknown armed men on Friday stormed Umuahia, Abia State shooting sporadically and causing panic amongst residents.

Traders and motorists in the area took to their heels to avoid being hit by stray bullets.

The number of casualties is not known yet but a tricycle operator who pleaded anonymity claimed that two lives were lost, including that of a police officer at the Okpara Square.

He stated that the police officer was killed during a gun duel between the police and the bandits around the busy Okpara Square/Mission Hill road.

It was learnt that policemen had put up resistance when the gunmen attempted to attack government assets.

However, no official statement has been made by the police in  the state.

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