Press reports claim that Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodinma was attacked by angry youths last weekend during his visit to a community at Ohaji Egbema area of Imo. Vanguard news report says that the incident occurred when the governor visited the families of victims who died from a recent truck accident in the area.
This is what Governor Hope Uzodinma’s official SUV looks like after being attacked by angry Imo youths recently
Below is a statement from an eyewitness as featured in press reports;
“Youths of Mmahu community upon sighting the governor’s convoy “Onye Oshi vote, Onye Oshi vote”
“They were throwing bottles and weapons at the bulletproof SUV of the governor."
According to the reports, Oguwike Nwachuku – the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Uzodinma says that the angry youths smashed the car to show their disapproval of Uzodinma addressing community leaders, bereaved families, and traditional rulers rather than the youths directly.
So far, only one of the angry youths who executed the attack has been arrested and below is a photo of the culprit besides the smashed governor’s car;
One of the angry Imo youths that attacked Governor Uzodinma’s official car has been arrested
The Governor’s car is actually a Bulletproof Lexus 570 SUV which happens to also be among the fleet of official cars used by Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos state as well.
As of the time of writing this update, there was not a single death, injury or casualty recorded from the incident. Also, no severe damages were recorded from the attack except for the car’s window glasses which were mostly broken. The bulletproof glass was however not compromised.