The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma‘s house at his hometown in Omuma, Oru East local government area of Imo state, on Saturday morning was attacked and set ablaze by suspected hoodlums.
Though the gallant security operatives this morning repelled an attack in the Omuma country home of the governor of Imo State, Sen Hope Uzodimma.
But the act has in no doubt created tension in the society.
The incident occured at about 9am today, Saturday, April 24th.
A group of hoodlums numbering about 15 driving in a motorcade of three vehicles accompanied by a tipper loaded with used tyres, stormed the country home of the governor in Omuma, Oru East LGA and attempted to burn down the house.
However, vigilant security operatives attached to the Governor’s house successfully repelled the attack and consequently minimised the damage they had planned to unleash.
In the cross fire that ensued a few casualties were recorded. Preliminary investigation suggests that the foiled attack may have been politically sponsored
Though number of casualties are yet unknown, information has it that lives were lost at the scene of the unfortunate incident.
The commissioner for information Mr Declan Emelumba in his press release noted that 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.