Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has mentioned 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 mentioned he invited the navy to douse a latest rebellion in Orlu to keep away from a repeat of what occurred in the course of the latest Finish SARS protests.
He burdened that the state of affairs in Orlu had gone past what could possibly be dealt with domestically, therefore his invitation to the navy.
”Effectively, the difficulty of bringing the navy to Imo state? You recall, in the course of 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 already know, a Catholic bishop was kidnapped, who was killed. And these militants got here out and start to shoot. We’ve misplaced lives, market ladies have been killed, outdated ladies have been raped within the Orlu space of Imo state they usually visited this critical terror on the citizenry.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 extra assist 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 would have liked assist. And the assistance was given to us.
” I knowledgeable Mr. President that we’re already making progress. And naturally, you already know, 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 mentioned the state of affairs in Orlu has now returned to regular and other people are actually going about their companies.
“We’re a authorities; it’s our duty to guard lives. And whereas we have now the Nigerian Military, Nigerian police. We had safety challenges, we invited them to go to work.”