Two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and a police sergeant were killed in the attack on the house of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State on Saturday.
Orlando Ikeokwu, the spokesman of the state police command, said the gunmen killed one NSCDC officer in the compound and the others while escaping from the premises.
He said that the police sergeant and the NSCDC personnel were killed by the fleeing hoodlums at Mgbidi- Oguta junction. Ikeokwu also said two cars parked at the governor’s compound in Omuma in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state were burnt during the attack.
“I can confirm the attack on the governor’s house. 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 and none of the building 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 their private vehicles at Mgbidi junction,” Ikeokwu told The Punch.