The Federal Medical Centre, FMC, in Imo state, has ordered members of the public to claim the corpses deposited at the FMC mortuary.

It gave a two-week ultimatum for the publics to claim all the corpses saying it would commence a mass burial for all the unclaimed corpses after two weeks.

The spokesperson of FMC, Achonu Jacinta made this known in on Wednesday.

It was learnt that most of the bodies included those that lost their lives during attacks by bandits in the state and the clashes between hoodlums and security operatives.

But according to FMC, “This is to inform the general public that the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, intends to conduct mass burial of the abandoned corpses in its mortuary.

“Given the above, those whose relatives are missing should visit the mortuary hospital for possible identification and collection of such corpses within two weeks.”

Insecurity in Imo State became worsened after the Jailbreak of Owerri Correctional Center, in April this year, and over 1800 inmates were released by the hoodlums.

Since then, Imo has experienced uncountable attacks on Police formations across the 27 local government areas of the state, with Njaba, Orlu, Aboh Mbaise, Oru East at the top as the most affected.

Within this period, scores of police officers were killed and residents by stray bullets especially during an open confrontation between the security operatives and hoodlums.

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