The Imo State government has insinuated that the attack on the country home of the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, In the early hours of Saturday may have been politically sponsored.
The state Commissioner for information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, in a statement on Saturday, hours after the unknown gunmen caused the carnage, disclosed that investigation had been launched into the attack on the governor’s house in Omuma in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state.
Emelumba disclosed that security men attached to the governor’s house repelled the attackers which he stated wrecked havoc on the building and cars parked in the compound.
The Commissioner who confirmed in the statement that some security men died during the attack, did not disclose the number of casualties.
He, however, stated that the state government had charged the security agencies to swiftly arrest the suspected sponsors of the attack and the fleeing gunmen who carried out the attack.