The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has urged operatives of the Nigerian Police Force to defend themselves against unknown gunmen that have in recent times attack police formations in Imo State.
Recall that some gunmen alleged to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) attacked the Force Headquarters in Owerri and the Owerri Correctional Centre, freeing 1844 inmates
IPOB has since denied the attacks, saying it’s members are busy in the bushes chasing away Fulani herdsmen.
Uzodimma, who spoke at the state command headquarters when the ex-IG, Mohammed Adamu visited the state, asked the cops to be vigilant
He said, “If you can’t attack them, you can at least use your rifles to defend yourselves. Any attack on police formation is an insult on us as a government. It is also an attack on the integrity of the government. We must take charge, take control and ensure discipline.”
“I have seen the quantum of destruction perpetrated on the security facilities by the hoodlums. Everyone in Imo State is unanimous on condemning this act.”