The attack on the Interim Management Council Chairman of Njaba L.G.A, Hon. Emeka Iheanacho over the weekend has further highlighted the alarming rate of insecurity in the State, and the need for the State Government and other relevant security agencies to rise up to the challenge without delay.
It was gathered that the IMC Chairman attended a function on Sunday. “While the said function was on, he told his friends that he was going for another function elsewhere not knowing that he was being trailed by hoodlums.”
Continuing, he said, “on getting to the venue of the second event, the hoodlums attacked him with matchet, inflicted severe wounds on him, took his money, phone and other personal items, leaving him unconscious”
Effort to reach the IMC chairman at press time proved abortive as his phone lines were switched off.
The source also stated that Iheanacho was immediately rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Orlu LGA where he is responding to treatment.
It was also gathered that broad day attack by dare devil gun men operating between Amaifeke/Ihiala road has resulted in the demise of two police men who were shot dead at Ihioma while on active duty during the yuletide celebration.
Another painful incident is the death of 29 year old Akwaeke Daniel Kizito a contractor popularly called Soludo who was shot by suspected gun men, while driving his car along Amanachi, Orlu.
Reports available to Nigeria Watchdog also indicate that there was a robbery incident that lasted for over three hours between Awo Idemili and Okporo yesterday morning.
A cross section of Imo people are of the view that, if something is not urgently done to address the pervading high level of insecurity in the state, will gradually worsen and defy every solution in the long run.
Late Comrade Akwaeke Daniel Ugochukwu who was said to have been shot dead along Amanachi road, will be buried in his Umuduru-Orji Amankwo Autonomous Community, Orsu on Wednesday 6th January 2020. A press statement to that effect, said the body will leave his father’s compound for Orsu L.G.A Secretariat where he will lie in state briefly before interment same day.
Effort to reach the Imo state Police public relation officer, Mr Orlando Ikeokwu was unsuccessful as he was not disposed to speak to our reporter.