Graphic video and Pictures have emerged showing the aftermath of the clash between unknown gunmen, and security operatives in Orlu, Imo State.
Police reported that they gunned down eight of the unknown gunmen, who attacked a police headquarters in Orlu.
Police also recovered vehicles belonging to the gunmen, that were abandoned during the attack.
There have been clashes between security operatives and unknown gunmen, which started with the attack on the Federal Correctional Facility in Owerri, the state capital, and saw the release of the inmates.
There had been attacks on police headquarters across the state, with several cases of fatality reported.
The country home of the state govenror, Senator Hope Uzodinma was burnt by unknown gunmen, with security operatives in the compound killed.
The IGP had ordered the redeployment of the former Police Commissioner, and brought in a new Commissioner of police to the state.
This would be the first time, security operatives in Imo will engage the unknown gunmen, and score casualties on their side.
Below are pictures of the gunmen who were neutralised by security operatives.