The home of the governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma at Omumma, Oru West Local Government Area, has been attacked by gunmen.
Reports say some parts of his residence was set ablaze.
Two persons were reportedly killed at the Oguta junction in the town.
This is the first of such attack on any individual after weeks of attacks on government facilities in Imo state.
The Commissioner of Information in the state, Declan Emelumba, who confirmed the attack said the gunmen were however, repelled by a combined team of security operatives attached to the house.
“Gallant security operatives this morning repelled an attack on the Omuma country home of the governor of Imo State, Sen Hope Uzodimma,” he said via a statement.
“At about 9 am today, Saturday, April 24th, a group of hoodlums numbering about 15 driving in a motorcade of three vehicles accompanied by a tipper loaded with used tyres, stormed the country home of the governor in Omuma, Oru East LGA and attempted to burn down the house.
“However, vigilant security operatives attached to the Governor’s house successfully repelled the attack and consequently minimised the damage they had planned to unleash.
“In the crossfire that ensued a few casualties were recorded. Preliminary investigation suggests that the foiled attack may have been politically sponsored.”
The commissioner noted that security agencies have been asked to investigate the incident, promptly apprehend the sponsors and their agents and bring them to justice.