One of the fire fighters battling the fire incident at the imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma’s house has been Killed, DAILY GIST has reliably gathered.
He was shot dead on Saturday by the hoodlums suspected to be Gunmen who attacked the governor’s house. He is identified to be Atenesuis Iheakor.
DAILY GIST reported earlier that Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma‘s house located in Omuma, Oru East local government area of Imo state, on Saturday morning was razed by fire.
It was gathered that during the attack many vehicles were burnt, and two policemen attached to the governor residence were killed while repelling the attack by the Gunmen.
Reacting, The Imo government says the attack on the country home of Hope Uzodinma, governor of the state, may have been politically sponsored.
He added that the government has ordered further investigation of the matter and the arrest of the assailants and sponsors.
“Gallant security operatives this morning repelled an attack on the Omuma country home of the governor of Imo State, Sen Hope Uzodimma,” he said.
“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 crossfire 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.”