Security has been tightened in Owerri, capital of Imo after gunmen attacked the family house of Governor Hope Uzodimma in Omuma Community in Oru East Local Government Area.

Around the State Government House and Correctional Centre, Owerri, one lane of the Okigwe road and Bank road was blocked, leaving one lane for commuters.

The development caused traffic gridlock within the city.

Armed policemen were seen manning Bank road

Also, the road to the Police Command headquarters and State Government House was reduced to allow a single vehicle per time.

Some Hilux vans loaded with battle-ready soldiers and policemen were seen patrolling major streets.

Detachments of regular and mobile policemen were also seen patrolling with some stationed in strategic positions in the city.

Normal business activities, however, went on smoothly.

The Nation also reports soldiers have taken over Omuma and Awo Omamma communities in Oru East LGA as well as Mgbidi town in Oru West LGA to restore calm.