By The Republican News
The Imo State governor’s house has been allegedly set ablaze by angry Imo youths after killings by joint operation by DSS and Nigerian soldiers in Awo-Omamma in Oru East LGA.
The town, Awo-Omamma is just few kilometres away from the Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s own hometown, Omuma, which is also the headquarters of their Local Government Area, known as Oru East LGA.
Last night and throughout the night the combined contingent of DSS and soldiers invaded a village known as Umuokwe in Awo-Omamma in search of a youth known as Ikonso, who is allegedly a member of IPOB.
The DSS and soldiers went to the house of the alleged IPOB member and found him absent but they turned on his family members and killed allegedly five of them and burnt two bodies and took others with them.
Eye witness who spoke to The Republican News said that the sound of gunshots covered the entire night in Awo-Omamma and made people wonder what war is going on in their peaceful town.
The eyewitness said that after the killings at the house of Mr Ikonso, the DSS and soldiers killed some more youths on their way out which he gave The Republican News some of the videos to back up his account of the ugly incident.
According to the eyewitnesses early this morning ESN operatives arrived and gave the DSS and soldiers a hot pursuit.
After this incident, the youths of Awo-Omamma and Orlu said that since the governor has ordered for deaths and burning of houses of the citizens that they should give him a taste of his own pill. This was when the youths marched to Governor’s House in Orlu and set it ablaze.
As the time of this report, the house is on fire before the fire service personnel arrived with soldiers and other security agencies to bring the fire under control. The house is still smouldering as at the time of this report.
The once peaceful Imo state has now descended into a war zone under the stewardship of Governor Hope Uzodinma, which many now say that it is a bad omen. Some bystander said that Imo state has never had this bad until the coming of Sen. Hope Uzodinma, whose home town is just a stone throw from the said Umuokwe Awo-Omamma where this incident took place.