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Rampaging Gunmen shoot Imo commissioner, Iyke Ume



Imo State Commissioner for Entrepreneurship and Skill Acquisition, Iyke Ume, has been shot by some yet to be identified gunmen in the state.


The incident happened at Orji, on Owerri- Okigwe Road, very close to the Orji Divisional Police Headquarters.

It was gathered that the commissioner was riding in a car 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.

It was gathered that the attacked commissioner was shot while dropping Uzowuru at his house in Orji after a service of song with another commissioner.

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Meanwhile, Special Adviser to the Governor on Inter-Party Affairs, Dominic Uzowuru, while confirming the incident, 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 of one of us, Austin Nnawuihe. He was dropping me when the robbers struck. I am fine to the glory of God.”

State Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the victims have been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri for treatment.

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