Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Saturday, April 24 attacked the country home of the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma in Omuma in Oru East local government area of the state.
The gunmen, who invaded the governor’s house also killed two security men on duty who repelled the attack before setting the building on fire. Cars and other valuables in the building were affected by the ensuing inferno. Efforts are currently being made to stop the fire.
It was gathered that one of the security men killed was an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
The horrible incident has been confirmed by the commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba.
Emelumba told newsmen:
“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. NSCDC personnel was among the security men who lost their lives during the attack.”
Watch a video showing the affected house below