Gunmen Shoot Imo Commissioner, Others
Unknown gunmen have attacked the Imo State Commissioner for Entrepreneurship and Skill Acquisition, Iyke Ume, on Sunday night.
Naija News reports that the incident happened at Orji, on Owerri- Okigwe Road very close to the Orji Divisional Police Headquarters.
One of the motorists who was shot was driving an unmarked security vehicle. He was driving in the vehicle, when they double-crossed him, shot him before attacking other vehicles, including commercial buses.
The incident caused an abrupt end to commercial activities within the area as people, including those drinking at nearby bars who scampered for safety.
But according to The PUNCH, the commissioner was riding with the Special Adviser on Inter-Party Affairs, Dominic Uzowuru, to his home in Orji, when the armed robbers double-crossed him and shot him on his leg and hand.
The attacked commissioner was shot while dropping Uzowuru at his house in Orji after service of song with another commissioner.
When contacted, Uzowuru confirmed that the Commissioner was shot by unknown gunmen.
He said, “I was not shot. The Commissioner was shot. My phone and that of the commissioners were snatched. We were coming from a service of song from one of us, Austin Nnawuihe. He was dropping me when the robbers struck. I am fine to the glory of God.”