The Chief Provost of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Imo State Command, Okiemute Mrere, has been killed by unknown gunmen.

NEWS NAIJA learned Mrere was murdered on Saturday on the Owerri-Port Harcourt Road in Owerri, on Monday.

A senior officer of the NIS, who confirmed the incident to our source, said the assassinated officer’s corpse was found in a bush on Sunday.

It was learned Mrere was driving a Hilux van belonging to the NIS when he was allegedly ambushed and shot dead.

The source stated  that the killers  did not take the victim’s service pistol as it was found on him when his corpse was found adding that the Hilux van was riddled with bullets,

The source further stated that “The Chief Provost of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Imo State Command, Okiemute Mrere, has been assassinated. He was killed on Saturday night. He was riding in his official Hilux van when he was attacked and shot dead.

“His corpse was discovered the next day, which was on Sunday morning. Nothing was taken from him, not even his service pistol. His vehicle was damaged with bullets. The command is quiet. There is fear as officers and men are dumbfounded by this tragic development.”

When contacted, Winifred Ogu,  the command’s spokesperson, who confirmed the murder, revealed that the investigation was ongoing.

However, Abutu Yaro, the  state Commissioner of Police, told our source  on Monday, that his yet  to be  brief .”