Some gunmen have burnt an elderly woman to ashes and razed houses at Amagu Ihube community in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo state.
Among houses burnt during the incident that occurred on Tuesday, were the country homes of the Imo State commissioner for youths and sports, Emeka Okoronkwo.
Also burnt is the country home of a former Dean of the Law Faculty of the Imo State University, Owerri, Nnamdi Obiaraeri, who served as Commissioner for information, youth and sports and land and urban planning, respectively during the administrations of former governors of the state, Ikedi Ohakim and Rochas Okorocha.
Also torched was the country home of a retired Director of Department of Security Service, Emeka Ngwu.
Reports said the elderly woman was in Ngwu’s house when she was caught by the raging inferno.
Okoronkwo confirmed the attack on his house to newsmen on Tuesday.
Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Henry Okoye, also confirmed the attack.
He said the police had launched an investigation into the incident, adding that no arrest had yet been made.