According to ThePunch, the gunmen invaded the governor’s house in Omuma in Oru Local Government Area, burning a part of the house and vehicles parked in the compound.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, confirmed the incident, saying;
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. NSCDC personnel was among the security men who lost their lives during the attack.
There have been a spike in attacks targeting security agencies, public infrastructure and individuals in Imo state.
A few weeks ago, gunmen razed the police command headquarters in the state and attacked the prison facility, setting free over 1,800 inmates.
More details to come.
Watch a video of the incident below;
Gunmen attack Gov Hope Uzodinma’s country home in his hometown, Omuma in Oru East local government area. The attack happened in the early hours of today April 24.
Two of his security aides were killed during the attack pic.twitter.com/zbjETmAAhp
— GoldMyne (@GoldmyneTV) April 24, 2021