Aggrieved Politicians Behind Imo Attack – Gov Uzodinma

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, says aggrieved politicians sponsored Monday attacks in the state.

The governor made the disclosure on Wednesday while featuring on Channels Television’s programme, ‘Politics Today’.

Recall that unknown gunmen, on Monday, attacked the Owerri Correctional Prison and freed over 1800 inmates.

The attackers also razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters situated in Owerri and burnt all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters.

Reacting to the attack, Uzodinma discredited the claim that Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members perpetrated the heinous acts, saying, “Their (attackers’) tactics is that they try to identify grievances of people in a particular area. If it is in Imo State and probably there are some IPOB people who are not happy, they hire hoodlums from outside Imo State, they bring them in pretending to be IPOB and they commit these crimes and they go away.”

“So, it is not about IPOB. Yes, we agree, we have aggrieved IPOB members but I can tell you those who are doing this destruction, most of them were brought in from outside Imo State.”

The governor continued, “What is important for Nigerians to know is the plot by a group of aggrieved politicians to destabilise the government of APC (All Progressives Congress).”

“I have done some thorough investigation and I have some credible lead as to those who are sponsoring these activities of these hoodlums.”

“I don’t want to pre-empt the investigations of other security agencies but I can tell you we are working hard to ensure the sponsors of this dastardly act must be brought to book.”

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  1. Let Buhari negotiate with these gunmen too the same way he negotiated with killer herdsmen and Boko Haram

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