Buhari Approves More Security Operatives And Arms To Imo

buhari approves more security operatives and arms to imo
buhari approves more security operatives and arms to imo

To address the security situation in Imo State, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the deployment of extra security troops, rifles, and ammunition.

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma made the announcement while answering questions from State House media following a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The governor had been invited by President Buhari due to recent security incidents in his state.

He had voiced worry about the security situation in the country’s southeast area and denounced the attack on Professor George Obiozor, the President-General of the largest Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s country house.

While discussing about some of the contents of his meeting with the President, Governor Uzodinma stated that all of his requests for resolving the security concerns were fulfilled.

“You must have heard that the President summoned me, and I went to meet him on matters that we have appropriately handled, notably the rise of insecurity in the Southeast and what is necessary to guarantee that it is effectively controlled,” he said.

“We discussed all of that, and he took my proposals seriously, and I can assure you that he instantly approved everything, including more manpower for security agencies and other logistical assistance, such as additional weaponry and ammo.”

“We’re also enlisting the help of our local vigilantes and community leaders to guarantee that additional protection is supplied to the people through communal arrangements.”

“You will recall that a few days ago, robbers assaulted the residence of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo President-General, and the same night, a police station in Umuguma, Owerri West, was also attacked.”

“For a long time, if you recall, we’ve never had such a crisis, and it occurred at a time when our people were already complacent and believed that insecurity had passed them by.”

“But, to God’s glory, security agencies responded, and on the second day, security agencies, notably personnel from the Directorate of State Service, repulsed them.” Working with other security services has proven to be really beneficial.

“We didn’t wait either; we started a community-based programme in which the vigilante method was re-enacted and community leaders showed enough enthusiasm.” “We’ll get there,” declared the governor.

The governor further dismissed claims that his government was complicit in the state’s terror rule, calling such claims ridiculous.

Governor Uzodinma stated that stakeholder meetings were arranged to relieve the sentiments of unhappy individuals against him or the state, and emphasised his desire to pursue more peaceful missions in the future.