Hope Uzodimma: Gunmen Attack Imo State Governor

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Hope Uzodinma: Gunmen Attack Imo State Governor

Convoy of Governor Hope Uzodimma was attacked yesterday while on his way to Obinze’s 34th Attilary Brigade to inaugurate a mess of state government-built officers.

Tge thugs armed with different ammunition had claimed to be Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) staff members.

They have been said to oppose non-payment of their wages, which has vindicated oppositions that have been blamed for numerous demonstrations by the state government in the past.

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The state Commissioner of Police Isaac Akinmoyede who confirmed the arrest of 15 suspects linked to the attack, said they were arrested with one locally-made pistol, two machetes, a mask, a chain and a padlock. He also disclosed that the incident which occurred around Concord area of New Owerri, did not claim any life.

Akinmoyede said; “They attacked the vehicles in the convoy with a locally made pistol and machetes. ask

He noted that they shattered the vehicle windscreen inside the convoy during the protest and severely damaged other valuables.

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The police chief said the suspects were turned over to the State Department of Criminal Investigation for further investigation.

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