Unknown gunmen set the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, George Obiozor, house ablaze.

The home of the Ohanaeze leader was burnt down in the early hours of Saturday in Awo-Omamma village, Oru East Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that the gunmen set ablaze the residence of the former Nigerian Ambassador and that of his brother’s houses with Improvised Explosives Devices, IED and petrol bombs.

A resident of the village told Vanguard that the unknown gunmen drove into the compound about 6:15 am, shot indiscriminately for over 15 minutes before they set ablaze the house.

He said: “They used explosives device and petrol gallons to put fire in the building. We entered the building some parts of the building were still burning, the properties were burnt to ashes.

“The roof of the buildings were blown off and scattered around the compound. Those living in the compound are now in fear that the unknown gunmen will likely come to cause more damage.

“The most painful aspect of It was that the houses to Obiozor’s brother were set ablaze by these hoodlums. It was not as much compared to that of Obiozor house.”

Reacting, Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Micheal Abattam, confirmed the attack on the residence of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo leader.

There was an attack on Obiozor’s house early this morning.” He added: “officially no report of lives lost,” he said.

This development followed the  attack on the umuguma divisional police headquarters  situated at the Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo state.

The attack also led to the death of two police operatives who were on duty.

It was gathered that the gunmen attacked the divisional headquarters with guns and explosive ordnance disposals.

A further report had it that the gunmen after blocking the roads leading in and out of the station immediately opened fire at the divisional headquarters.

The development saw residents of the affected area run into bushes out of fear of being hurt by stray bullets and weapons.