Governor Uzodimma to Grant Bandits Amnesty, Sanctions Military Invasion of Unrepentant Ones

Governor Uzodimma to Grant Bandits Amnesty, Sanctions Military Invasion of Unrepentant Ones

  • The governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodimma has ordered a military attack on bandits in forests across the state
  • Uzodimma gave bandits a 10-day ultimatum to evacuate the forest with an option to lay down their arms and be reintegrated to the society
  • However, the governor will also be commission newly completed road in the state as well as the flagging-off of new constructions

Imo, Owerri - Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma has given the military a nod to raid the forests across the state and bombard bandits using it as a safe haven.

According to a statement made available to, the governor issued a 10-day ultimatum to bandits lurking inside the forest before the commencement of the military invasion.

Hope Uzodimma, Bandits
Governor Hope Uzodimma issued a 10-day ultimatum to bandits lurking in Imo state forest. Photo: Hope Uzodimma
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Uzodimma made this known in Owerri on Sunday, June 26 during the Sunday service at the government house.

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As gathered by, the governor revealed that the equipment required for the operation has been procured and all is in place to launch the attack.

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Uzodimma gives bandits amnesty option

He, however, stated that the 10-day ultimatum also allows bandits to surrender their arms as the state government is willing to grant them amnesty and re-integrate them into society.

Meanwhile, Uzodimma announced that the state will be hosting a convergence of over 10, 000 military personnel in celebration of the annual ‘Army Day Celebration’.

Military chiefs across the navy, and air force, as well as the inspector-general of the police, will also be in attendance.

The special guest of honour will be the president, Muhammadu Buhari who has been billed to open the ceremony.

The ‘Army Day Celebration’ will run through July 12-13 as there will be a commissioning of the much anticipated Owerri-Orlu and Owerri-Okigwe roads.

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Similarly, the ceremony will also launch the commencement of the of Owerri – Mbaise – Umuahia (from Fire Service) and the Orlu-Akokwa roads and the foundation laying ceremony of the Imo International Conference Centre in Owerri.

Uzodimma reveals reason presidency was not ceded to southeast

Meanwhile, Governor Uzodimma has said that lack of equity is the basic reason why the Southeast did not get the presidency when it is zone to Southern Nigeria this time.

Governor Uzodimma argued that since South-South and Southwest have had their own share, natural justice demands that it should be zoned to Southeast this time.

Uzodimma expressed optimism that the region will get it when next presidency is zoned to the Southern Nigeria.

2023: Uzodimma explains how he plans to handle his political career reports that Nigerians have been assured by the governor of Imo state that he would not be engaging in a 'do or die' kind of politics.

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Governor Hope Uzodimma said that the growing insecurity across the country is becoming worrisome.

According to Uzodimma, he is not part of the class of politicians who believe in winning any election at all cost.


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