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Gunmen burn woman to ashes In Imo

Some gunmen on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, burned an elderly woman to ashes at Amagu Ihube community in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State.

The hoodlums also razed some country homes, including that of the state’s commissioner for youths and sports, Emeka Okoronkwo.

They also razed the country home of an ex Dean of the Law Faculty of the Imo State University, Owerri, Nnamdi Obiaraeri, who was once a Commissioner for information, youth and sports and land and urban planning, respectively under the governments of ex-governors of the state, Ikedi Ohakim and Rochas Okorocha.

They also razed the country home of Emeka Ngwu, a former Director of Department of Security Service.

It was gathered that the raging inferno met the old woman in Ngwu’s house.

The gunmen destroyed the 2 houses which belonged to 2 other influential sons of the area.

The sad development was confirmed to newsmen on Tuesday by Okoronkwo.

The spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Henry Okoye, also confirmed the attack.

He said the police operatives have commenced investigation into the attack, revealing that no arrest has been made.

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