Gunmen on Saturday attacked Omuma in Oru East Local Government Area, the country home of the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma.
According to reports, two security men on duty were killed in the process.
The Imo state commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba, confirmed the attack in a statement said the incident occured at about nine o’clock Saturday morning, involving attackers numbering about fifteen, who drove in a motorcade of three vehicles, accompanied by a truck loaded with used tires.
According to the the statement, the security operatives attached to the Governor’s house successfully repelled the attack with a few casualties which resulted from a cross fire.
While the commissioner for information noted that 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.