Okorocha’s Convoy Attacked by Gunmen in Imo

Last Friday, hoodlums attacked the convoy of former Imo State governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, in an attempted assassination.

The incident occurred near Ihube community along the Okigwe-Enugu Expressway.

Okorocha briefly mentioned the attack on Sunday while attending the birthday celebration of Samuel Anyanwu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Imo state governorship, in Amaimo, Ikeduru Council Area.

The security convoy accompanying Okorocha was reported to be composed of security operatives from the Enugu State government, who were assigned to provide protection for Okorocha.

Explaining further, Okorocha said shortly, “Why is it that after spending two days in Enugu, peacefully. It was only when I came to Imo State that I was attacked. The convoy that brought me to Imo, when they were going back to Enugu, they were attacked and one person was killed.

“Why must it be so in Imo State. I am not happy about what is happening in Imo State. The convoy helped to convey me to the burial ceremony of the mother of former governor, Emeka Ihedioha.”

He added: “The convoy also dropped me at my Spibat mansion in Owerri. As they were driving back to Enugu, the convoy was attacked. This is so bad in this Imo State.”