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 obtained Uzodinma on the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday.
The assembly is coming a number of days after the governor ordered the arrest of Rochas Okorocha and admitted that he additionally ordered army motion in Orlu.
Talking to State Home correspondent, Uzodinma stated he invited the army to douse a latest rebellion in Orlu to keep away from a repeat of what occurred through the latest Finish SARS protests.
He harassed that the scenario in Orlu had gone past what may very well be dealt with domestically, therefore his invitation to the army.
”Nicely, the difficulty of bringing the army to Imo state? You recall, through the Finish SARS protests, loads of properties have been broken in Imo state, police stations have been burnt down, troopers have 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 recognize, a Catholic bishop was kidnapped, who was killed. And these militants got here out and start to shoot. We’ve misplaced lives, market girls have been killed, previous girls have been raped within the Orlu space of Imo state they usually visited this critical terror on the citizenry.
“After which I got here right here (presidential villa), pleaded with Mr. President for his assist and he despatched further assist by sending in police and the army additionally got here in. And that’s the place we’re.
“It was on my invitation that the army got here. And I did that as a result of I do know the scenario 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 recognize, 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 individual head-on. That’s the reason we’re the federal government.”
The Governor additional stated the scenario in Orlu has now returned to regular and other people are actually going about their companies.
“We’re a authorities; it’s our accountability to guard lives. And whereas we’ve the Nigerian Military, Nigerian police. We had safety challenges, we invited them to go to work.”