Gunmen have attacked the country home of Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma at Omuma in Oru East local government area of Imo state
The gunmen who invaded the governor’s village in early hours of Saturday, April 24 killed two security men on duty before setting part of the residence on ablaze
It was gather that though the security men on duty attempted to repel the attack, they were overpowered which lead to the death of one security operative who happen to be one of the men of Nigeria security and civil defence corps
The gunmen stormed the compound and set all cars and part of the building on fire
According to a source from the state house said fire fighters were battling to stop the fire from spreading to other parts of the building.
The incident was confirmed by the state Commissioner for information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, while speaking with Daily Trust correspondent he said
“It is true but it 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. NSCDC personnel was among the security men who lost their lives during the attack.”
The Police Spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, also confirmed the incident in Owerri, the state capital, that a police sergeant and two personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were the casualties.