JUST IN:Police officer killed as gunmen attack Okorocha’s convoy
The convoy of former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha was attacked on Friday by gunmen leaving a police officer dead.
The convoy of the former governor was attacked at the Ihube community on the Okigwe- Enugu expressway.
The Ihube axis of the expressway had been under siege by terrorists who had been killing and kidnapping people and travelers for ransom
The houses of several politicians in the community had been raided in the past. These had made many locals abandon their homes and run to the state capital, Owerri, and other places for safety.
Confirming the killing of the police officer and the assassination attempt on him, Okorocha said that he was sad that his convoy could be attacked.
Okorocha who ruled the state between 2011 and 2019 said that the cop killed was one of the policemen deployed from the state Government House to take him to the burial ceremony of the mother of the immediate past governor of Imo state Emeka Ihedioha.
Okorocha said this on Sunday at Amaimo in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state. This is during the birthday anniversary celebration of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the November 11 governorship election in Imo state, Samuel Anyanwu. Okorocha said that the killing of the cop was on “unfortunate.”
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