Nigerian Senator Discloses Possible Masterminds of Attack on Governor Uzodinma’s House

Nigerian Senator Discloses Possible Masterminds of Attack on Governor Uzodinma’s House

- Reactions have continued to trail the attack on a residence of Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma

- A Nigerian senator, Senator Orji Kalu, has expressed sadness over the incident

- The attack comes amid rising violence in the southeast region

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Senator Orji Kalu has said there is a possibility that politicians were the likely masterminds of the recent attack on the residence of the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma.

The lawmaker made the statement during an interview on Channels TV on Sunday, April 25.

Nigerian Senator Gives Clues About Possible Masterminds of Attack on Governor Uzodinma’s House
Senator Orji Kalu says he has never witnessed this level of violence currently happening in the southeast region. Photo: @OUKtweets
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He condemned the attack on the governor's house, describing the incident as barbaric.

Kalu complained about the rising insecurity in insecurity in Nigeria. He stated the attack on police formations in the southeast zone was a troubling development.

The politician urged the security agencies to investigate and arrest the actual perpetrators of the attack on Uzodinma’s residence.

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Meanwhile, the Imo state government has reacted to the attack on the residence of Governor Hope Uzodinma on Saturday, April 24.

Declan Emelumba, the state commissioner for information and strategy, hours after the attack claimed that the move against the governor's property might be politically motivated.

The commissioner said the swift response of security officers in the residence prevented the hoodlums from causing further damage.

In another news, the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Sunday, April 25, condemned 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.

This was made known in a statement signed by the chairman of NGF and governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and shared on Twitter.

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Meanwhile, a joint operation by the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Army, and Department of State Services has led to the killing of one Commander Ikonson, identified as the vice president-designate of proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

Security agents said the late IPOB commander coordinated all the operations of the group in the southeast.

He was said to have spearheaded the attack on the Imo police headquarters on April 5 and several other attacks on security and military personnel and facilities.


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