There was tension at Umualumaku community, in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, following the reported killing of no fewer than eight security personnel by unknown gunmen.
It was gathered that the casualties included soldiers, police officers, and members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps.
It was learnt that the incident which occurred on Tuesday morning, has created an atmosphere of fear, with residents in heightened tension.
Two security trucks carrying the joint security task force team were reportedly attacked and set on fire by their assailants.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, confirmed the development but asked for time to get the full details of the horrible incident.