Gunmen set Governor Hope Uzodimma’s house on fire

Gunmen have reportedly attacked the residence of Imo governor Hope Uzodimma.

The armed men, according to reports, invaded and attacked the governor’s residence in his Omuma hometown of Oru East local government area in the early hours of Saturday.

Residents recounted hearing heavy gunfire during the attack.

The gunmen burnt some vehicle and some parts of the building, sources said.

Although information about the incident is still sketchy, it could not be confirmed if there was any casualty. But some reports say a security aide was killed.

The incident is coming few days after unknown gunmen attacked the police headquarters and the correctional centre in Owerri, setting 38 vehicles ablaze and freeing 1,844 inmates.

Police stations have also come under attack in the region, with many officers killed.

South-East governors recently announced a joint security outfit, codenamed ‘Ebube Agu’ to battle rising insecurity.

Sahara Reporters

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