- Police have given a fresh update on the attack on the country home of Governor Uzodinma
- Unknown gunmen on Saturday, April 24, razed the governor's residence
- The Imo state police public relations officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, the invaders threw petrol bombs inside the governor’s compound
Three security operatives lost their lives on Saturday, April 24, when gunmen attacked the country home of the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma.
The Punch reports that the state police command confirmed this hours after the incident.
Legit.ng gathered that the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, told the newspaper in Owerri, that a police sergeant and two personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were the casualties.
Ikeokwu noted that while the gunmen killed one NSCDC operative in the governor’s compound, another NSCDC personnel and a police sergeant were killed by the attackers while escaping from the compound.
According to him, the police sergeant and the NSCDC personnel were killed by the fleeing hoodlums at Mgbidi- Oguta junction.
Ikeokwu also said two cars parked at the governor’s compound in Omuma in the Oru East local government area of the state were burnt during the attack.
He disclosed that the invaders threw petrol bombs inside the governor’s compound.
“I can confirm the attack on the governor’s house. The hoodlums attacked the governor’s house by throwing in petrol bomb as a result of which two cars were burnt but they were successfully repelled and none of the building was set ablaze.
“However, one unarmed personnel of the NSCDC was killed in the process. The hoodlums while escaping also killed a police sergeant and another NSCDC personnel both in their private vehicles at Mgbidi junction.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the residence of Governor was on Saturday, April 24, torched by an unknown gang of gunmen who also succeeded in killing a security officer.
It was reported that the invaders in a gun battle with security operatives, shot dead two of them, adding that the inferno destroyed vehicles around the governor's house.
The horrible incident was confirmed by the commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba.