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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma condemned the destruction of lives and properties in Izombe community of Oguta Local Government Area of the State.
Uzodinma who was seen tears after sighting the dead bodies and properties destroyed in the community promised to do what ever was humanly possible to arrest the situation.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the clash between the military and a group led by a suspected Owerri prison escapee, Obele led to the loss of lives and properties in the community.
Obele was said to have died during the clash, while two other soldiers also lost their lives.
However, Uzodinma, who visited the community to see the damages, said God would punish those responsible for the incident.
According to Uzodinma: ‘I am shedding tears. I am shedding tears because the properties of my brothers and sisters suffered to built were burnt.
‘I would not have been a Senator without the kind of support I got from Izombe.
‘I take Izombe as Omuma, my home town. It is painful that after all our sufferings, struggle and God answered our prayer, this happened.
‘Instead of us continuing to see blessings, we are seeing obstacles. God will punish those behind all these things happening.’
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