The Chief Provost of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Imo State Command, Okiemute Mrere, is dead.
Mrere was gunned down on Saturday night on Owerri-Port Harcourt Road in Owerri, the state capital.
A senior NIS officer confirmed that the slain officer’s corpse was discovered in a bush on Sunday morning.
Mrere was riding a Hilux van belonging to NIS when he was allegedly waylaid, shot and killed.
The assailants, according to a source referenced by Punch, did not take the victim’s service pistol as it was found on him when his corpse was discovered the next day.
It was, however, gathered that the official Hilux van that he was driving when he was attacked was riddled with bullet holes.
“His vehicle was riddled in bullets holes,” the source said.
“The command is quiet. There is panic as officers are dumbfounded by this tragic development.”