There is tension in parts of Imo State, following reports that gunmen shot the Imo State Commissioner for Entrepreneurship and Skill Acquisition, IYKE UME and others.

Brave Views gathered that unknown gunmen in Owerri, the Imo State capital, shot no fewer than four motorists in a Sunday night robbery attack.

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 the gunmen double-crossed him, shot him before attacking other vehicles, including commercial buses.

Sources said the incident caused abrupt end to commercial activities within the area as people, including those drinking at nearby bars scampered for safety.

It was said that the Commissioner was in driving in the same car with the Special Adviser to the governor 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 also revealed that the attacked commissioner was shot while dropping Uzowuru at his house in Orji, after a service of song with another commissioner.

Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to the governor on Inter-Party Affairs, Dominic Uzowuru has confirmed that the Commissioner was shot.

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.”

However, when contacted, the Police Spokesperson in Imo State, Orlando Ikeokwu, said that the victims were evacuated to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, by the Police.

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