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UPDATED: Gunmen raze Imo Commissioner’s house

By Chris Njoku, Owerri

Gunmen have razed the country home of Imo Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Declan Emelumba in Oru East Local Government Area.

The incident, which occurred around 1 am on Sunday, destroyed all property in the Commissioner’s residence.

According to sources, the gunmen broke down his gate and set the house on fire without any hindrance.

Chief Emelumba confirmed the incident to The Nation.

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He said: “Early hours of today(Sunday) between 1am and 2am, some people called me from the village that heavily armed gunmen stormed my compound, broke the gate and set the buildings ablaze.

“My gateman, who was the only person around when the gunmen came, managed to escape unhurt but the bandits had easy access to the building and completely burnt down everything.”

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