VIDEO: Gunmen set Nigerian governor Hope Uzodinma’s house on fireplace, kill security men

Gunmen attacked the nation house of a Nigerian Governor, Hope Uzodinma’s house within the early hours of Saturday, setting his property on fireplace and killing two of the governor’s security men on responsibility, in response to a number of native media sources.

Videos of the incident which went viral on Nigeria’s web house captures the second the armed men had been capturing and setting your entire property – homes and luxurious Rolls Royce automotive, on fireplace at Omuma within the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria.

The incident occurred few days after unknown gunmen attacked the police headquarters and the correctional middle in Owerri, Imo State, setting 38 automobiles ablaze and liberating 1,844 inmates.

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Imo State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, confirmed the incident to The Punch.

“It is true, but the information is not still clear. It is not true that several security men lost their lives. About two security men on duty at the governor’s house were killed. One NSCDC personnel was among the security men who lost their lives during the attack,” the State commissioner instructed The Punch.

The house that was attacked is the Governor’s principal place of residence as he doesn’t all the time dwell in his official house on the authorities house, in response to the report.

The motive behind the assault shouldn’t be but recognized.

Hope Uzodima, 75, grew to become the governor of Imo State beneath the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) on January 14, 2020, after the Supreme Court in Nigeria declared him winner of the disputed 2019 governorship election in Imo State, nullifying the election of a former governor’s favourite, Emeka Ihedioha.

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Imo State authorities stated {that a} preliminary investigation into the assault could have been politically motivated. In an announcement, the state Commissioner for data and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, stated an investigation has been launched into the assault.

The assertion partially reads

“Gallant security operatives this morning repelled an assault on the Omuma nation house of the governor of Imo State, Sen Hope Uzodimma.

At about 9am at this time, Saturday, April twenty fourth, a gaggle of hoodlums numbering about 15 driving in a motorcade of three automobiles accompanied by a tipper loaded with used tires, stormed the nation house of the governor in Omuma, Oru East LGA and tried to burn down the house.

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However, vigilant security operatives connected to the Governor’s house efficiently repelled the assault and consequently minimized the injury they’d deliberate to unleash.

In the crossfire that ensued just a few casualties had been recorded. Preliminary investigation means that the foiled assault could have been politically sponsored

The authorities has directed the related security companies to expedite investigation on the incident and promptly apprehend the sponsors and their brokers and convey them to justice.”

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