The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has said that those behind the recent attack on police formations and the Owerri Correctional Centre are aggrieved politicians.
Uzodinma, who spoke on Wednesday while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme monitored by VANTAGE NEWS, said that there is a plot by a group of politicians to destabilise the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He stated further that he has some evidence to back up his claim that the attackers were sponsored by aggrieved politicians.
He said, “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.”
“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),” he added.
“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 acts must be brought to book.”