Governor Uzodinma Finally Opens Up On the Identities of Those Attacking Imo State

Governor Uzodinma Finally Opens Up On the Identities of Those Attacking Imo State

- Governor Uzodinma has claimed that over 70% of those behind the attacks in Imo state are not Igbos

- The Imo state governor said the attacks are mostly perpetrated by mercenaries

- Nevertheless, Governor Uzodinma assured the resident of the state that his administration is now more than ready to keep them safe

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Hope Uzodinma, the governor of Imo state, has vowed that his administration will crush anyone who attempts to cause mayhem or attack the people of the state again.

He asked residents to ignore rumours of a planned attack, saying they were unfounded, Channels TV reported.

Governor Uzodinma Finally Opens Up On the Identities of Those Attacking Imo State
Governor Uzodinma says over 70% of those attacking Imo state are not Igbos. Photo credit: @Govhopeuzodinma
Source: Twitter gathers that the Imo governor's statement was contained in a statement issued by his spokesman, Oguwike Nwachuku, on Sunday, May 23.

The Nation quoted the governor as saying:

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”The good thing is that over 70 per cent of them are not Igbo. We will crush anybody that attempts to cause mayhem or attack Imo people again"

Governor Uzodimma also opened up on the identities of those causing mayhem in the southeast state, claiming they are mostly not Igbo people but hired mercenaries.

Uzodinma reiterated that over 400 of those who attacked the state in the past have been arrested and undergoing trials in the courts.

He added that his “government is more than ever ready and prepared to keep Imo safe and secured.”

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Meanwhile, Governor Uzodinma 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.

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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.

In another report, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, who is also the chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum has revealed that the region is not ready to secede from Nigeria.

Umahi disclosed this while speaking on the security situation in the southeast during a statehouse briefing in Abuja.

He raised an alarm that there was a deliberate attempt to use fake news to foment trouble in the region.


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