OWERRI – Home of Imo State Commissioner for Information, Hon. Declan Emelumba has been burnt by unknown gunmen.
The gunmen attacked his community, Ubulu-Ihejiofor in Oru West L.G.A in the early hours of Sunday and set the two houses in his compound ablaze.
Heavy shooting was reported in the hitherto peaceful community as villagers ran into the bushes for fear
A villager who confided in EverydayNews disclosed that the community is living in fear.
“It was a terrific night. Nobody slept last night. People are just coming out from the bushes. The shooting was so much and people had to take cover in the bushes.’
When contacted, the commissioner, Hon Emelumba confirmed the attack.
A member of the Governor Uzodimma’s kitchen cabinet, Emelumba was among the very few that were not affected in the recent cabinet shake up.
Our source confirmed that soldiers are already being moved into the community.
Recall that fee days ago gunmen attacked the neighbouring Community, Ibiasoegbe killing 3 persons including a policeman. (EverydayNews)