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DSS operative murdered in Imo



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An officer of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been reportedly killed in Owerri, the capital of Imo state.

The DSS operative identified as Prince Nwachinaemere Ezemuonye Ozuzu, from Umuoyo, Irete in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State was shot dead on Owerri-Onitsha Road.

It was gathered that Ozuzu was deployed on official duty in Anambra few hours after a DSS office was razed down in Nnewi.

The circumstances surrounding his death were still sketchy at the time of filing this report.


He was said to have been killed while returning to his station.

Unconfirmed reports say that he was killed by an accidental discharge by one of his colleagues.

His death was confirmed by his cousin Deacon Daniel Opara, who described the incident as unfortunate.

He said, “We are yet to get the details of what actually happened as it was alleged that he was killed from an accidental discharge from the gun of a Police Officer attached to his colleagues with whom he was on a Joint Task Force on an assignment to Anambra State.

“The family is suspecting a foul play as he was said to have been recently promoted.


“He joined the service about four to five years ago and was married with four children.”

Chronicle NG reported how hoodlums razed down the offices of DSS and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Nnewi, Anambra State on Sunday.

It was gathered that a passerby was hit by a stray bullet during the attack.

The gunmen, according to eyewitnesses, drove from Owerri Road in four Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), stopped at Emecourt Road Junction where they released some gunshots which made passersby to scamper for safety, before they headed to the offices, which they also set ablaze.


“They later drove through Nkwo Triangle Roundabout and moved towards Nnobi Road.

“Military armoured vehicle later surfaced and drove round town passing through Emecourt Road. But there was no exchange of fire as the military and the gunmen did not meet,” the source said.

The State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga confirmed an incident of fire in Nnewi, but refused to state categorically the offices involved.

He said: “At about 2pm, of 3rd Oct 2021, the command received a distress call of fire incident in Nnewi. The Police Operative are currently on ground and the area has since been cordoned off. Further details shall be communicated,” he said

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