- A new security outfit has been established in Imo state
- The Imo state House of Assembly has moved a law to establish the Imo Security Organisation
- The security outfit is expected to assist in maintaining law and order in the state and other related matters
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo has signed two executive bills on security and land matters into law, as passed by the Imo state House of Assembly.
The first was a bill for a law to establish the Imo Security Organisation to assist in maintaining law and order in the state and related matters therein.
The second bill established the Imo state land administration and geographic information service for the purposes of regulating land administration in the state and other related matters therein.
A statement sent to Legit.ng by the spokesman of the governor, Oguwike Nwachukwu pointed out that:
“The two laws could not have come at a more auspicious time owing to the security challenges in Imo and Nigeria, generally.”
The governor said the bill was sent to the house of assembly to address the challenges of militancy, attacks on police formations, and politically influenced violence.
He said the law was made to assist the law enforcement agencies in maintaining law and order and to secure life and property in Imo.
According to him, the law on security bans unauthorized persons from carrying firearms in the state.
Governor Hope Uzodinma recently has assured residents of Imo that their safety is guaranteed despite the pocket of attacks witnessed in the state in recent times.
The governor made the declaration on Wednesday, May 5 when he presented vehicles and gadgets to security agencies in the state.
Governor Uzodinma also warned criminal elements to steer clear of Imo, saying his administration will not condone any act of criminality in the state anymore.
The governor said those who don't have weapons required by the law, should go to their neighbours and get one.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Ortom-led administration on Thursday, May 6 approved the establishment of vigilante groups to combat the high rate of insecurity in Benue state.
Governor Ortom informed residents of the state when he briefed journalists attached to his office on the outcome of a recently expanded stakeholders’ meeting held at the new banquet hall of the Government House, Makurdi.