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Rampaging Gunmen shoot Imo commissioner, Iyke Ume

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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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