OWERRI – Imo State Police Command has confirmed the attack on Governor Hope Uzodimma’s residence in Omuma Oru East council area on Saturday by hoodlums.
The incident was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwo. He disclosed that a petrol bomb was used as a choice of weapon by the suspected hoodlums.
He however said that their plans to burn the house down failed, as only two vehicles got damaged in the attack.
He also said that the hoodlums killed two security agents during the violent attack. He said that one was an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, while the other was a police officer.
He said, “Yes, I can confirm the story, the hoodlums attacked the governor’s house by throwing in Petrol bomb as a result of which two cars were burnt, but they were successfully repelled.
“And none of the buildings was set ablaze, however, one unarmed personnel of the NSCDC was killed in the process, the hoodlums while escaping also killed a Police Sergeant and another NSCDC personnel both in there private vehicles at Mgbidi junction.”