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Gunmen Attack and Set Ablaze Former Lawmaker's Home in Imo State

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Gunmen Attack and Set Ablaze Former Lawmaker's Home in Imo State
Gunmen have attacked and set ablaze the country home of Jerry Alagboso, the immediate past member of the House of Representatives, in Orsu, Imo State. The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Mohammed Barde, has launched a manhunt for the arsonists, and joint task force operatives have been deployed to prevent further occurrences.

Gunmen wielding guns and dangerous weapons stormed the country home of Jerry Alagboso, the former member of the House of Representatives, in the Orsu area of Imo State. In a dastardly act of violence, they set his home ablaze, causing significant damage and leaving the structure in ruins.

This incident comes just days after another attack on the home of a traditional ruler-elect in the same vicinity. It seems that the area has become a target for these criminal elements, and the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Barde, is determined to put an end to this reign of terror.

Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson Henry Okoye stated, "The Commissioner of Police has condemned this dastardly act in totality and has ordered an intensive manhunt for the arsonists. More so, Optimal Security Operatives of the Joint task force have been deployed in Orsu to prevent similar occurrences. Certainly, we will apprehend the hoodlums that are involved, and they would be made to face the full wrath of the law."

Jerry Alagboso, who represented the Orsu/Orlu/Oru East Federal Constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives, has been left devastated by the attack. The retired senior officer of the Nigeria Customs Service is yet to be reached for comment at this time.

The attackers not only set the house on fire but also ransacked the property, making off with valuables worth millions of naira. The brazenness and audacity of their actions have shocked the community and raised concerns about the level of security in the state.

Imo State has been grappling with security challenges in recent times, as various criminal activities, including kidnappings, armed robberies, and now targeted attacks on homes, have become more frequent. The government and security agencies have been under immense pressure to tackle these issues effectively.

While the motive behind the attack remains unknown, speculations abound regarding possible political or personal vendettas. Investigations by security agencies will hopefully shed light on the perpetrators and their motives.

The attack on Jerry Alagboso's home underscores the need for enhanced security measures in Imo State and across the country. No one should live in fear of violence or have their property destroyed in such a brazen manner. The government must prioritize the safety and security of its citizens.

The launch of the manhunt and the deployment of joint task force operatives to Orsu are steps in the right direction. The perpetrators must be apprehended swiftly and brought to justice to send a clear message that such acts of violence will not be tolerated.

As the investigation progresses, it is crucial for the community to remain vigilant and cooperate with security agencies by providing any relevant information that could aid in the arrest and prosecution of the culprits.

This attack should serve as a wake-up call for Imo State and the nation as a whole. Collective efforts are required to address the prevailing security challenges and ensure the safety and well-being of all citizens.

Imo State needs to rebuild and reinforce its security apparatus, exploring innovative strategies and partnerships to combat criminal activities effectively. Only then can the people of Imo State regain their peace of mind and trust in the ability of the government to protect them.

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