Governor Hope Uzodinma Residence Has Been Set On Fire.
NewsOnline Nigeria reports that unknown gunmen have attacked the home of the governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma in Omuma in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
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It was gathered that the armed men stormed the governor’s village in early hours of Saturday, killed two security men on duty before setting the house on fire.
According to Daily Trust, one of the security men killed was personnel of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
A source who spoke on the condition anonymity said cars parked at the compound and part of the building were also burnt.
There are claims that gunmen killed two other security men at Oguta- Mgbidi junction, the road which leads to the governor’s country home.
A source in the government noted that fire fighters are battling to stop the fire from spreading to other parts of the building.
It was also reported that the military have taken over the community due to tension.
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 Commissioner 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.”