Three security personnel were killed when gunmen attacked the country home of the State governor, Hope Uzodinma on Saturday in Imo State.
Spokesman of the Nigeria police, Imo State Command, SP Orlando Ikeokwu in a statement, said a police sergeant and two personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were the casualties.
He revealed that hoodlums at Mgbidi- Oguta junction threw bombs inside the governor’s compound.
Ikeokwu said, “I can confirm the attack on the governor’s house. 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 building 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 their private vehicles at Mgbidi junction”.
According to the Punch, two cars parked at the governor’s compound in Omuma in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state were burnt during the attack.
Uzodinma had described the fatal attack on his country home was politically motivated.
Recall that few weeks ago, gunmen attacked the Nigeria police headquarters and the Custodial Centre of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Oweri in Imo State where over 1500 prisoners were set free by the hoodlums, sparking flurry of comments among Nigerians and Governments.
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