Governor Uzodimma has met with President Buhari over recent attacks in Imo state
The governor also blamed politicians for banditry across the country
Also, he said some people have been arrested in connection to the attacks
The names of politicians sponsoring banditry in Nigeria should be published. This is the message of Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state to security agencies like the police and DSS.
The governor made this declaration after he met President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.
Speaking on the recent attack on federal prison and police headqauters in Owerri, Uzordimma said about 50 suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks, The Cable reports.
According to him, banditry is striving in the country becuae some politicians want to discredit the urrent administration.
“It’s not only CCTV; some of those arrested by security agencies, some of them are not from Imo state or the south-east. It was a combination of those within the state and those from outside the state. As of the last count, we arrested almost 40 to 50 people, who also made useful statements and confessed to the crime,” Uzodimma said.
“From 2015 till today, I thought what the problem would be is people saying that there’s no job creation, people are not feeding, salaries are not paid, infrastructure are going down, social interventions are not approved by government. These things are there, available — a passmark for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari."
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Uzodinma said what the Igbo are asking for are equity, justice and level-playing ground because of their stake in Nigeria. He said secession is out of the demands of the Igbo people.
Legit.ng gathered that Uzodinma made this known while addressing members of Syndicate 1 of the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 14 of the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS), at the Government House, Owerri, the state capital, on Wednesday, April 21.
He reiterated that the ethnic group was not in support of any form of a break-up. He added that the security breaches in the southeast geopolitical zone did not imply that Ndigbo were tired of being part of Nigeria.