An unconfirmed number of people have been reportedly killed in an attack by gunmen on a community in Orlu Local Government A rea of Imo state.

The gunmen reportedly invaded the Local Government Area on Sunday
afternoon and opened fire on civilians before being confronted by
security operatives.

Several people were reportedly injured in the attack, which also resulted
in the destruction buildings.

In recent months, the state has been the target of multiple attacks by
gunmen.

The development comes days after an official of the Independent
National Electoral Commission, INEC, was shot dead in Ihitte Uboma
LGA of the state.

Two other INEC officials were declared missing in the attack which
occurred last Thursday. But they were later found.

As a result of the development, the commission suspended the
Continuous Voter Registration exercise in the Local Government Area.