The Imo state government has responded to the attack on the country home of the Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma saying that preliminary investigation suggests that the attack may have been politically sponsored.

Earlier today, the home of the Governor at Omuma was set ablaze and according to a report by TheNation, two security men on duty in the building were killed during the attack.

It was also learnt vehicles parked at the compound and part of the building were affected by the fire.

But in a statement by Hon Declan Emelumba, Commissioner for information and strategy, he said the attackers numbering over 15 were repelled by the security operatives.

The statement reads;

“Gallant security operatives this morning repelled an attack on the Omuma country home of the governor of Imo State, Sen Hope Uzodimma.

“At about 9am today, Saturday, April 24th, a group of hoodlums numbering about 15 driving in a motorcade of three vehicles accompanied by a tipper loaded with used tyres, stormed the country home of the governor in Omuma, Oru East LGA and attempted to burn down the house.

“However, vigilant security operatives attached to the Governor’s house successfully repelled the attack and consequently minimised the damage they had planned to unleash.

“In the cross fire that ensued a few casualties were recorded. Preliminary investigation suggests that the foiled attack may have been politically sponsored

“The government has directed the relevant security agencies to expedite investigation on the incident and promptly apprehend the sponsors and their agents and bring them to justice.

Source : Journalist 101

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