The Nigerian Police Force has arrested 15 people in Imo State for allegedly attacking the convoy of Governor Hope Uzodimma on Monday.
The governor was attacked on his way to the 34 Attilary Brigade, Obinze, to Commission an officers mess built by the state government..
Some individuals who are said to be staff members of the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) protesting non-payment of salaries, had already claimed responsibility for the attack.
Speaking on the arrest, the state’s Commissioner of Police Isaac Akinmoyede said the people arrested “attacked the vehicles in the convoy with a locally made pistol and machetes in the process, windscreens of some of the vehicles in the convoy were smashed and the vehicles damaged”.
The suspects are said to have been handed over to state Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.