Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has stated he met President Muhammadu Buhari to debate progress made on efforts to sort out insecurity in his state.
DAILY POST had reported that Buhari acquired Uzodinma on the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday.
The assembly is coming a couple of days after the governor ordered the arrest of Rochas Okorocha and admitted that he additionally ordered navy motion in Orlu.
Chatting with State Home correspondent, Uzodinma stated he invited the navy to douse a current rebellion in Orlu to keep away from a repeat of what occurred throughout the current Finish SARS protests.
He burdened that the state of affairs in Orlu had gone past what might be dealt with domestically, therefore his invitation to the navy.
”Effectively, the problem of bringing the navy to Imo state? You recall, throughout the Finish SARS protests, a whole lot of properties had been broken in Imo state, police stations had been burnt down, troopers had been killed, their rifles faraway from them.
“And instantly after the Finish SARS, we thought it was over. Then, problems with kidnapping, the place you realize, a Catholic bishop was kidnapped, who was killed. And these militants got here out and start to shoot. We’ve misplaced lives, market ladies had been killed, outdated ladies had been raped within the Orlu space of Imo state and so they visited this critical terror on the citizenry.
“After which I got here right here (presidential villa), pleaded with Mr. President for his help and he despatched further help by sending in police and the navy additionally got here in. And that’s the place we’re.
“It was on my invitation that the navy got here. And I did that as a result of I do know the state of affairs was past the native association, we wanted assist. And the assistance was given to us.
” I knowledgeable Mr. President that we’re already making progress. And naturally, you realize, President is a really peaceable man.
“The federal authorities could also be negotiating with the Boko Haram, that God is aware of if I’ve the chance to see any man who’s taking lives. I’ll confront the particular person head-on. That’s the reason we’re the federal government.”
The Governor additional stated the state of affairs in Orlu has now returned to regular and folks at the moment are going about their companies.
“We’re a authorities; it’s our accountability to guard lives. And whereas now we have the Nigerian Military, Nigerian police. We had safety challenges, we invited them to go to work.”