The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has reacted to the attack on his country home in Omuma, Orlu East Local Government of the state, saying it might be politically motivated.
Uzodinma said preliminary investigation into the attack indicated that the incident may have been politically-motivated.
The Governor stated this through the Imo Commissioner for information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba. According to him, the attackers were hoodlums who invaded the property in a motorcade of three vehicles and accompanied by a lorry with tires used in setting the building ablaze.
Uzodinma also urged security agencies to ensure that those behind the incident are arrested.
A statement by Emelumba reads: “Gallant security operatives this morning repelled an attack on the Omuma country home of the Governor of Imo State, Sen Hope Uzodimma.
“However, vigilant security operatives attached to the Governor’s house successfully repelled the attack and consequently minimized the damage they had planned to unleash.
“In the crossfire that ensued a few casualties were recorded. Preliminary investigation suggests that the foiled attack may have been politically sponsored.
“The government has directed the relevant security agencies to expedite investigation on the incident and promptly apprehend the sponsors and their agents and bring them to justice.”