The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has returned to Owerri, the state capital, amid rumours that he and other top government officials had fled the state due to insecurity and rising tension.
Uzodinma returned on Friday, six days after his country home in Omuma in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state was razed by unknown gunmen.
The governor’s convoy was seen going into the state government house under tight security.
The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, had blamed the governor for the killing of the ESN commander, Ikonso, who they said was killed by security agents while asleep in his village. Though the military said he was killed during exchange of fire.
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu had vowed revenge.
Meanwhile, security vehicles to pilot the take-off of Ebube Agu security outfit have been seen lined up at the state government house.
The governor’s spokesperson, Oguwike Nwachuku, said Uzodinma is committed to securing the state.