The family home of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, was on Saturday, April 24, invaded by an unknown gang of gunmen who also succeeded in burning the house and killing a security officer.
According to Punch, the gunmen who invaded the governor’s village house in Omuma in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state in a gun battle with security operatives, shot dead two of them, adding that the inferno destroyed vehicles around the governor’s house.
In video posted all over social media, The governors home and cars inside the building was all on frame.
JUST IN: According To Reports, The House Of Hope Uzodinma In Omuma Imo State, Was Allegedly Set Ablaze By Unknown Gunmen Just This Morning. pic.twitter.com/pNEfJGYYvv— Somto Okonkwo (@General_Somto) April 24, 2021
Witnesses said cars parked at the compound and part of the building were affected by the fire.
Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba said two security men at the governor’s house lost their lives during the attack.
Emelumba 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. NSCDC personnel was among the security men who lost their lives during the attack.”
Meanwhile, the Imo government says the attack on the country home of Hope Uzodinma, governor of the state, may have been politically sponsored.