Gunmen behead Imo lawmaker’s guard, set house ablaze

Gunmen behead Imo lawmaker’s guard, set house ablaze

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Tragedy struck in the early hours of
Wednesday when gunmen invaded the country home of Imo State Lawmaker, Mr. Ekene Nnodumele in Ebenato, and beheaded a guard on duty in Awo Idemili, in Orsu Local Government Area.

The gunmen therefore set the house of Nnodumele represents Orsu Constituency, in the Imo State House of Assembly on fire, according to Nnodumele’s aide, Mr. A. Nwadikwa who confirmed the incident to the Guardian.

The paper said hoodlums also allegedly torched the ancestral home of the immediate past attorney-general and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprain Charles Akaolisa, in the same area.

He hinted that the hoodlums fired gunshots in the area for hours before, during and after the houses and the killing took place.

“There was heavy gunfire there orchestrated by the gunmen last night,” Nwadikwa said.

Although the spokesman of the Nigeria, Imo State Command, Mr. Bala Elkana is yet to react to the development, sources said the case has been formally reported to the police.

Reports from the area revealed that the body of the guard was evacuated by security operatives after the incident and deposited at undisclosed morgue.

Security have been beefed up in the locality, while residents who were miffed with fear gathered in clusters and wailed in disbelief over the tragedy.

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