After an attack on the country home of the Imo governor, a commissioner in the state have been shot
– The attack which is suspected to be a robbery attack, caused panic in the state capital, Owerri
The Punch is reporting that the Imo commissioner for entrepreneurship and skill acquisition, Iyke Ume has been shot by unknown gunmen in the state capital, Owerri.
According to the report, there was panic in the state capital, as the armed men also shot four other motorists during the attack on Sunday night, April 25th, 2021.
One of the motorists who was said to have been shot while driving an unmarked security vehicle at Orji, on Owerri-Okigwe road very close to the Orji Divisional Police Headquarters.
The incident was said to have caused an abrupt end to commercial activities within the area as people, including those drinking at nearby bars scampered for safety to avoid being shot by the suspected armed robbers.
The commissioner was said to have been riding with another aide of the governor, Dominic Uzowuru, to his home in Orji, when the incident occurred.
When contacted, the spokesman of the Imo state police command, Mr. Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attack on the government officials.
Recall that the residence of Governor Hope Uzodinma in Omuma, Oru East Local government area, was on Saturday, April 24, attacked by unknown gunmen who also succeeded in killing some security operatives attached to the governor’s mansion.