Unknown Gunmen Attack Country Home Of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Leader

Unknown Gunmen Attack Country Home Of Ohanaeze Ndigbo
Prof George Obiozor
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The country home of the President of Apex Igbo sociocultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, George Obiozor was on Saturday attacked by gunmen in Awomamma community, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.

The attack was carried out by gunmen in the early hours of Saturday.

The Public relations officer of the Imo State Police command, Mike Abattam, confirmed the attack to reporters.

Abattam said the hoodlums who came in vehicles threw petrol bombs in the house damaging properties.

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The police spokesperson said no life was lost and no one was injured as Professor Obiozor was not in the house when the gunmen carried out the attack.

He added that the tactical team has been deployed to the area to maintain law and order while an investigation has commenced.

Africa Daily News, New York gathered that the attack left two Police operatives dead.

One of the operatives, Ifeanyi, who hailed from Umuguma, was said to be a final year student of the Imo State University.

The gunmen invaded the station during the early hours of Saturday at about 4:30 am while the operation lasted over 30 minutes.

A community source, Mr Okechukwu said they heard heavy explosives in successions.

He said “nobody slept here, we were scared to leave our homes but we knew it was a heavy bombardment. Unfortunately, they killed our own brother, Ifeanyi who was trying to defend the station and his people by extension”.

The sources said they overwhelmed the security operatives during the operation which left cars and properties destroyed.

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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