• Child kidnapper meets Waterloo, burnt alive in Imo

    Child kidnapper meets Waterloo, burnt alive in Imo

    In a classic fulfillment of the popular Nigerian saying, “many days for the thief, one day for the owner of the house,” a man who made kidnapping of little children his source of income has met his Waterloo in Imo State.

    The notorious kidnapper, Osundu, better known by his nickname, Galaxy, who hailed from Umuduru Egbuaguru community in Onuimo Local Council Development Area and his gang got more than they bargained for at Umu-Ode in Ezelu Okwe another autonomous community in […]

  • Suspected assassins kill police inspector in Imo

    Suspected assassins kill police inspector in Imo

    A Police Inspector attached to a Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo, Chief Marcellinus Nlemigbo, was shot dead on Sunday by gunmen suspected to be assassins.

    The incident occurred at Umudagu, Mberi, in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.

    The Inspector, whose name was given as Mr Ogbe, was at Chief Nlemigbo’s compound at Umudagu when the gunmen arrived at about 8 p.m.

    Sources close to Chief Nlemigbo told newsmen in Owerri that there was exchange of gunfire between the […]

  • Man causes stir in Imo, lies down on major road waiting to be crushed by vehicles … See photo

    Man causes stir in Imo, lies down on major road waiting to be crushed by vehicles … See photo

    A man, identified as Chidozie Anyanwu, on Monday caused a stir on MCC/Uratta Road, Owerri, the Imo State capital as he laid in the middle of the road, awaiting oncoming vehicles to crush him to death.

    Anyanwu, an indigene of the state, said he was ready to die if the standard of living in the state and country does not improve.

    He, however, refused to leave the road despite entreaties that he could be crushed to death by vehicles, but motorists, including […]

  • FG launches CBN rice anchor borrowers’ programme in Imo

    FG launches CBN rice anchor borrowers’ programme in Imo

    According to reports, the Federal Government has flagged off the Rice Anchor Borrowers’ Programme in Imo State, to provide farmers with credit facility made available by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

    The programme was launched on Sunday at the Imo State International Conference Centre in Owerri, the state’s capital.

    Governor Rochas Okorocha explained that the aim was to provide food and guarantee food security in the country.

    He added that the development was also targeted at empowering the teeming unemployed youths and […]

  • Imo Assembly calls for sack of commissioner

    Imo Assembly calls for sack of commissioner

    It was gathered that the Imo State House of Assembly has passed a motion calling for the sack of the state Commissioner for Community Government Council, Mr. Innocent Eke, over alleged sabotage.

    In a motion moved by Mr Arthur Egwim (APC, Ideato North) in Owerri on Friday, the commissioner was accused of sabotaging efforts of the House in resolving crises emanating from autonomous communities.

    Egwim, who is the Chairman, Committee on Community Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, said the commissioner’s activities had brought […]

  • One feared dead as militants, security operatives clash in Imo

    One feared dead as militants, security operatives clash in Imo

    A bloody confrontation played out yesterday in Owerri, between some members of the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, from Ohaji/Egbema local council area of Imo State, and operatives of Imo Security Network, ISN, which claimed the life of one of the Avengers.

    Confirming the ugly development in a telephone conversation, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, said that the Avengers were coming to Owerri to surrender their weapons before the bloody confrontation ensued.

    “The first information report available to the […]

  • Angry villagers demolish morgue, molest owner in Imo

    Angry villagers demolish morgue, molest owner in Imo

    Indigenes of Awaka Mbutu community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo state recently destroyed a private morgue located in the community after beating the owner into coma.

    It was gathered that the irate indigenes had swooped on the morgue and demolished its building and perimeter fence with about eight corpses still in its custody.

    It was learnt that prior to the demolition of the morgue, leaders of the community had written to churches in the area to tell its members […]

  • Imo outlaws female circumcision

    Imo outlaws female circumcision

    Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha says  the ancient practice of female circumcision has been outlawed in the state, warning that offenders risk jail terms without an option of fine.

    Okorocha, who stated this yesterday, during the official launch of the campaign against  Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) disclosed that a bill to that effect would be passed into law by the state Assembly .

    According to him, such barbaric culture, which  is harmful and not beneficial to the people, ought to be abolished, […]

  • Over 1,000 militants receive amnesty in Imo

    Over 1,000 militants receive amnesty in Imo

    Over 1000 militants and agitators from oil producing area of Ohaji Egbema and Oguta Local Government Areas of Imo State have laid down their arms following the state government’s decision to grant them amnesty.

    The militants, in their numbers, stormed the Government House in Owerri the Imo State capital to hearken to the call of the Imo State, Governor Rochas Okorocha, to drop their arms and embrace peace so the government can find a lasting solution to the underdevelopment and infrastructural […]

  • Angry Residents Catch and Disarm Armed Robber in Imo, Beat Him Mercilessly (Photos)

    Angry Residents Catch and Disarm Armed Robber in Imo, Beat Him Mercilessly (Photos)

    An armed robber has been beaten to a pulp by an angry mob after they pursued and disarmed him in Imo State.

    A suspected armed robber met his waterloo as angry residents pursued and caught up with him before beating him mercilessly.

    United Against Fulani Herdsmen Invasion who shared on its Facebook, wrote:

    “Fed up with incessant robbery attacks on the streets of Oduobi crescent, Ikenegbu in Owerri, the state capital, residents of the area Friday took grave risk by challenging a gang […]

  • 5 suspected militants shot dead in Imo

    5 suspected militants shot dead in Imo

    Five members of the militant Red Scorpion operating in the oil bearing communities of the Awarra/Assa in Ohaji/ Egbema council area of Imo State were reportedly shot dead  yesterday by the Joint Military Task Force which stormed the area at the weekend.

    The task force sneaked into the restive communities  in a tipper, took the militants by surprise, killed five militants on the spot while others reportedly escaped with bullet injuries.

    One of the leaders of the militant group identified as Banga […]