The Executive Govenror of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma have reaffirmed his administration’s resolve, to battle criminality to a standstill.
Uzodinma was reacting to the recent breakdown of law and order at Izombe, in Oguta LGA, where criminal elements killed some military personnel.
Reacting, Uzodinma stated, “In the past few days, we have experienced unrest at Izombe Community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State as a result of attack launched by bandits on security formations whose duty posts posed a hindrance to their operations.
“While it remains the duty of the State Government to ensure security of lives and properties, criminality in any form would not be condoned and illegal oil bunkering remains a national economic sabotage which I would not grant an enabling environment to thrive, irrespective of who’s involved.
“I have therefore, directed an immediate inquest in the activities leading to the unrest in order to unravel the circumstances that gave rise to this while I offer my sincere condolence to the families that have lost loved ones and properties to this ugly incident as I assure of Government’s commitment in getting to the root of this matter and ensure justice is served where necessary.”
The Imo govenror also called on those in possession of firearms, to surrender them to the relevant authorities.