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Breaking: Gunmen burnt the country home of the Imo State Commissioner for Information and Strategy

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Gunmen on Sunday morning burnt the country home of the Imo State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba.

The attack at his Community in Ubulu-Ihejiofor in Oru West Local Government Area of the state took place in the early hours of Sunday.

The gunmen succeeded in setting on fire the two houses in Emelumba’s compound. The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy who confirmed the attack told our correspondent that his country home was burnt down.

Emelumba who managed to say few words said “yes, it is true. My house in the village has been burnt down. It was completely razed. We don’t stay in the village. My gateman managed to escape.”

In another incident, the Imo State Police Command on Sunday said it repelled an attack on the police headquarters in the State by hoodlums on Sunday, killing five of the attackers in the process.

Recall that in a coordinated attack on April 5, unknown gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed IPOB attacked the police headquarters and that of the Nigerian Correctional Service, freeing 1844 inmates.

Bala Elkana, spokesman for the police in the state, Public Relations Officer in the State, said in a statement on Sunday that the hoodlums invaded the facilities in the early hours of the day but repelled by the police

“Hoodlums masquerading as unknown gunmen attempted an attack on the Police Headquarters this morning but suffered a huge defeat.

“They made effort to access the Police Headquarters through Works Layout around Avan Nursery and Primary School but were vehemently repelled.

“They came in a white Hummer bus. Five of the hoodlums were killed during an exchange of fire and others were injured.

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