Gunmen attack Imo lawmaker’s home, behead security guard – Police


Gunmen have attacked the country home of Ekene Nnodimele, the lawmaker representing Orsu State Constituency in the Imo House of Assembly.

The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Abutu Yaro, confirmed this to reporters in Owerri on Wednesday.

Mr Yaro said the attack took place at about 1.00 a.m. on Wednesday, and that the gunmen beheaded a security guard on duty in the compound.

He said investigation was ongoing to unravel the cause and perpetrators of the attack and bring them to book.

“We can confirm that there was an attack on the country home of Nnodimele, resulting in the death of a security guard on duty who appeared to have been beheaded.

“Also, the country home of the immediate past Attorney General of the state, Cyprian Akaolisa, was also attacked and investigation is also ongoing,” he said.

Speaking to reporters in his hometown, Obibi, Awo – Idemili community, Orsu Local Government Area of Imo, Mr Nnodimele confirmed that a security guard on duty in his compound was beheaded.

Mr Nnodimele said the guard, attached to a private security firm, was killed when he tried to resist the gunmen.

The lawmaker said he was shocked by the incident. He said his constituents were neither violent nor rancorous.



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