- The Nigeria Governors Forum has expressed concern following an attack on the country home of Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.
- The governors believe that the gunmen have an agenda to destroy the country's corporate existence
- The forum also insisted that the perpetrators of the attack in Imo state took criminality too far
The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Sunday, April 25, reacted to the attack on the country home of Governor Hope Uzodinma that took place on Saturday, April 24.
NGF said the assailants constitute a small league of persons trying to harm the corporate existence of Nigeria, adding that the perpetrators took criminality too far.
The forum while condemning the attack sympathised with Uzodinma and commiserated with all those that have been injured and killed.
They stressed that perpetrators of the dastardly act that claimed the lives of three security operatives must be brought to book.
The NGF urged Nigerians to cooperate with security forces and the government in trying to build a civil, safe, and secure environment.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that three security operatives lost their lives on Saturday, April 24, when gunmen attacked the country home of the Imo state governor. The state police command confirmed this hours after the incident.
The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, in Owerri, said 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.
In a related development, the Imo state government reacted to the attack on the residence of Uzodinma.
Declan Emelumba, the state commissioner for information and strategy, claimed that the move against the governor's property might be politically motivated.
Emelumba that the gunmen, about 15 in number, stormed the home town of Uzodinma in three vehicles accompanied by a truckload of tyres.