Gunmen on Saturday allegedly attacked and set ablaze the private residence of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide George Obiozor in Awo- Omamma, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
Penpushing reports that, the gunmen, were reported to have used Improvised Explosives Devices to destroy the building, having drove into the compound at about 6:15 a.m., and shot indiscriminately for over 15 minutes before they set the house ablaze.
The residents in the neighbourhood added that, Obiozor’s brother’s houses were also set ablaze, explaining that properties and valuables worth millions of naira were destroyed in the attack.
“They used explosive devices and petrol gallons to put fire in the building. We entered the building, some parts of the building were still burning, and the properties were burnt to ashes’, a resident said.
“The roofs of the buildings were blown off and scattered around the compound. Those living in the compound are now in fear that the unknown gunmen will likely come to cause more damage. The most painful aspect of it was that the houses to Obiozor’s brother were set ablaze by these hoodlums. It was not as much compared to that of Obiozor house,” he added.
Penpushing further reports that, Imo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Micheal Abattam, confirmed the attack, but explained that no life was lost as at the time of filing this report
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