By Princely Onyenwe, Abuja
Imo State Government has condemned the attack on Owerri West Police Divisional headquaters Umuguma alongside the Orlu residence of Professor George Obiozor, the president general of Ohaneze NDIGBO which took place same day in the early hours of Saturday 19th March 2022.
Both incidents happened on Saturday the 19th day of March 2022 in imo state Nigeria having burnt down Prof. Obiozor residential house few hours after the Owerri West Police station was set ablaze as reported by 9News Nigeria.
Our correspodents in Owerri filled in the news as breaking and asked our readers to stay on hold to read our subsequent story on the future developments from either areas attacked.
9News Nigeria gathered that two auxiliary security officers were confirmed dead at the Police Division in Owerri West while detainees were released by the Hoodlums.
While confirming the attack, the anti bomb police squad identified the explosives used by the yet- to-be-identified Hoodlums as dangerous and destructive and promised to swing into action to unravel the gunmen.
In a related development, Professor Obiozor’s residence in Oru East Orlu area was set on fire destroing properties worth millions of Naira and raising undue tension in the state.
Alot of reactions are still trooping in by the time of this report where Imolites and the general Public are condemning such attack at a time Imo is said to be peaceful and safe.
However, the Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma has pointed blame fingers of such heartless bombing of Obiozor’s home on politicians.
Uzodinma, in the early morning of Saturday 19-03-2022 raised a serious allegation on political bandits whose target was to destroy the good repute of the state by setting on fire the home of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof George Obiozor.
We report authoritatively that in a release he personally signed, the state GOVERNOR, Senator Hope Uzodinma regretted that desperate politicians who believe in violence were yet to sheath their swords inspite of repeated appeal to that effect.
Uzodinma described the attack on the country home of Prof Obiozor as cowardly and height of desperation.
He vowed that the government was already working in concert with security agencies to identify and punish the perpetrators.
He bemoaned the incessant resort to violence in settling political differences by some politicians in the state, and warned that the government would no longer condone such banditry.
According to him, The time of those who unleash this kind of mayhem in the state is over. We shall hunt them down to face the full weight of the law”.
Uzodinma wondered why the bandits should attack the home of a man who is not a politician but a statesman working for the good of the entire Igbo race.
He said it was shameful that both the sponsors and perpetrators of the violence deployed their malicious attack on an innocent man.
While commiserating with Prof Obiozor on the burning of his home, GOVERNOR Hope Uzodinma assured Imo people that Government will continue to do all within its Constitutional power to protect lives and property in the state.
The commissioner of police Imo state command has confirmed these attacks and assured Imo people safety while putting possible best to mobilize his men to go all out to unravel the Hoodlums.
At the time of filling in this report, calm has been restored in Imo state but the people are still curious calling on the state government to improve on security to check future eventualities.
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