Some unknown gunmen on Saturday set fire to the country home of Prof George Obiozor, the President General of apex Igbo social cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Neighbour who is also a former Nigerian ambassador to the United States of America.
The Ohanaeze leader was however not at the house located in Awo-Omanma in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State when the incident happened.
According to eyewitnesses, the assailants used Improvised Explosives Devices (IED) and petrol bombs during the attack, shooting indiscriminately for over 15 minutes before they set ablaze the house.
A source said: “The country home of Prof George Obiozor was burnt. The CCTV cameras captured the attack. Thank God Prof was not at home when they came.”
Obiozor’s brother’s houses were also reportedly set ablaze with many valuables destroyed.
The police spokesperson in the state, Micheal Abattam, is yet to respond to the attack.
In October 2021, unknown gunmen had also set ablaze, the home of Joe Igbokwe in Nnewi, Anambra State.
Igbokwe is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State.
Igbokwe said: “On why my house was torched, I have been an advocate of dialogue, it’s not everything one achieve through violence.
“That’s why they attacked my house, to gag me; though, nobody died just material things were destroyed.
“And I said, if that is going to be the sacrifice I’m going to pay for things to be okay, then let it be.”
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