Gunmen on Tuesday attacked no fewer than five soldiers and other security operatives in Imo State.
Although details of the Tuesday attack are still sketchy, the victims include men of the Nigerian Police Force, Army, Department of State Services (DSS), and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The members of a Joint Security Task Force team were ambushed by gunmen in the Umualumaku community in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state.
The state police spokesman, Henry Okoye, who confirmed the incident said efforts are underway to get full details of the unfortunate.
Security has been beefed up in the area, he added.
According to him, the Commissioner of Police, Stephen Olanrewaju has directed his men to go after the perpetrators.