IMO: Gov. Uzodinma reacts as gunmen bomb Ohanaeze leader’s house, police station
Unknown gunmen, in the early hours of yesterday, resumed attacks on police facilities and houses of prominent persons in Imo State.
Governor Hope Uzodimma blamed the attacks on desperate politicians who believed in violence and were yet to sheath their swords despite repeated appeals to them.
In the latest incident, the gunmen were said to have used Improvised Explosives Devices, IED, and petrol bombs to attack the house of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Worldwide, Professor George Obiozor in Awo – Omamma, and Umuguma police station in Oru East and Owerri West Local Government Areas, respectively.
In the last two years, hoodlums operating as unknown gunmen have been wreaking havoc across the state, kidnapping, killing and setting prisoners free.
An eyewitness from the Awo-Omamma area told Sunday Vanguard that the gunmen drove into Obiozor’s compound at about 06:15 am, shot indiscriminately for over 15 minutes before setting the house ablaze.
It was also gathered that houses belonging to Obiozor’s brothers were also touched leading to the loss of valuable items.
“The attackers used explosive devices and petrol gallons to put fire on the buildings. The roof of the buildings was blown off and scattered around the compound.
Those living in the compound are now in fear that the gunmen will likely come to cause more damage”, the source said.