Hope Uzodinma, the governor of Imo State, recently urged security agencies to spare no bandits in the fight against insecurity.
On Tuesday, Uzodimma, who was paying a condolence visit to the headquarters of the State Police command in Owerri, urged policemen to go after the bandits before they got to them.
“Only you have the constitutional right to carry a gun,” he explained.
“Then you let a bandit with no firearm license come to your station and take your life.
“Kill them before they kill you.”
Uzodimma said his administration would introduce a policy to cover security operatives in the state.
In addition, the governor announced that his administration was putting together a compensation plan for the families of those who died during the unrest in the state.
Uzodinma pledged that the state government would improve security in the state by enhancing the logistics required by the police for effective police work.
The governor assured the families of the slain officers that his administration would not abandon them.
In addition, he complimented the state Commissioner of Police, About Yaro, for improving security and giving the command six operational vehicles in the past six weeks.
According to the Commissioner, Uzodimma was the only governor to pay a condolence visit to the police.
This visit has raised the morale of the policemen, he said, and he pledged, on behalf of the officers and men, to be more committed to their work.
At his arrival, the governor signed a condolence book and later commissioned some vehicles he donated to the police to fight crime.