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Breaking: Gunmen raze Imo commissioner’s country home, four others, kill one 

by OkeomaNews

Gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday burnt the country home of the Imo State commissioner for youths and sports, Emeka Okoronkwo.

Also burnt is the country home of a former Dean of the law faculty of the Imo State University, Owerri, Nnamdi Obiaraeri, who served as Commissioner for information, youths and sports and land and urban planning, respectively during the administrations of former governors of the state, Ikedi Ohakim and Rochas Okorocha.

The country home of a retired Director of Department of Security Service, Emeka Ngwu, was also burnt.

An old woman who was in Ngwu’s house was caught in the fire and she died, our correspondent gathered.

Two houses belonging to two other prominent sons of the area who our correspondent had yet to ascertain by our correspondent was also burnt.

The incident happened at Amagu Ihube community in the Okigwe Local Government Area of the state.

The state commissioner for youths and sports, Emeka Okoronkwo, confirmed the burning of his house when our correspondent contacted him.

The spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, confirmed the attack and told our correspondent that investigation had began with the view of arresting the fleeing suspects.

Ihube has recently become the hotbed of criminal activities with the country homes of the Labour candidate for Okigwe LGA house of Assembly election, Nnaemeka Obiaraeri, and the Director General of the Labour Party house of representatives candidate for Okigwe North Federal Constituency, Okey Unam burnt. 

Other houses and properties of people in the community have been burnt in the recent past by gunmen operating in the area.

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