The Imo State Police Command on Saturday confirmed that Governor Hope Uzodinma’s house in Omuma, Oru East local government area of the state, was attacked with a petrol bomb.
Speaking to newsmen, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwo, said the hoodlums did not succeed in burning the house, only vehicles were damaged.
He said, the hoodlums were successfully repelled by security operatives.
Ikeokwo, however, confirmed that the hoodlums killed an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, during the attack.
He further said that as the hoodlums were trying to escape that they killed two security operatives at Mgbidi Junction, one a police Sergent and another NSCDC, officer.
“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,” the police spokesperson said.
“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.”
TrackNews Online had earlier reported that a source who spoke on the condition anonymity, said cars parked at the compound and part of the building were also burnt.
A source in the government noted that fire fighters are battling to stop the fire from spreading to other parts of the building.
It was also reported that the military have taken over the community due to tension.