Gunmen Attack Gov Uzodinma’s House With Rockets, Kill Security Guards
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Government of Imo state has confirmed the attack on the governor, Hope Uzodimma’s house in Omuma Oru East council area on Saturday by unknown gunmen.
They, however, failed to give the number of casualties recorded in the attack. The Commissioner for Information, Declan Emelumba, who confirmed the incident to journalists on Saturday, said a few casualties were recorded after security men on guard repelled the attack.
“Gallant security operatives this morning repelled an attack on the Omuma country home of the governor of Imo State, Sen Hope Uzodimma.
“At about 9 am today, Saturday, April 24, a group of hoodlums numbering about 15 and driving in a motorcade of three vehicles, accompanied by a tipper loaded with used tyres, stormed the country home of the governor and attempted to burn down the house.
“However, vigilant security operatives attached to the Governor’s house successfully repelled the attack and consequently minimised damage,” he said. The commissioner further disclosed that in the ensued cross fire, a few casualties were recorded.
He said preliminary investigation suggests that the foiled attack may have been politically sponsored.
The commissioner said the governor has directed the relevant security agencies to expedite investigation on the incident and promptly apprehend the sponsors and their agents and bring them to justice.