Gunmen attack Gov Uzodimma’s house in Omuma, set it on fire
The house of the Imo state governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma at his hometown in Omuma, Oru East local government area of Imo state, on Saturday morning came under attack and was set ablaze by suspected hoodlums in black and black attire.
Vanguard reports indicated that after the attack, sympathizers, villagers struggled to extinguish the fire.
It was also gathered that many of the vehicles packed there, which was said to be official vehicles were inflame as a suspected lifeless body was seen lying in front of the governor’s house. Just as part of the building was also inflame.
Confirming the incident, Declan Emelumba, the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said: “It is true, but the information is not still clear.”
“It’s not true that several security men lost their lives. About two security men on duty at the governor’s house were killed. NSCDC personnel were among the security men who lost their lives during the attack,” he said.
Recall that in recent times, unknown gunmen have been moving around the South Eastern part of Nigeria attacking police stations and setting them on fire.
The attack on the Imo State Governor’s house is the first reported case of an individual property hit by the gunmen.