As the insecurity of lives and property in Imo State worsens, gunmen in the early hours of Saturday attacked the country home of the Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, burning the house and killing his security aides.
The gunmen, who invaded the governor’s house in Omuma in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State, also killed two security men on duty. www.newsbitsng.com learnt that one of the security men killed was an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, confirmed the incident. He also confirmed that two security men at the governor’s house lost their lives during the attack.
The Commissioners said, “It is true, but the information is not still clear. It is not true that several security men lost their lives. About two security men on duty at the governor’s house were killed. One NSCDC personnel was among the security men who lost their lives during the attack.”
As the development unfolds, the Imo State government has insinuated that the attack on the country home of the state governor may have been politically sponsored. The state Commissioner for information and Strategy, in a statement on Saturday, hours after the unknown gunmen caused the carnage, disclosed that investigation had been launched into the attack on the governor’s house in Omuma in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state.