Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has blamed the recent attacks by gunmen in the state on Poverty and injustice.
He also cautioned against politicising the security challenges in the state, adding that there’s need for government to urgently address the situation before it escalates.
Okorocha, who is the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, said this while briefing journalists on Thursday in Jos, Plateau State capital.
The former governor said this three days after some unknown gunmen stormed the police headquarters and the Correctional Centre in Owerri, freeing the prisoners and setting police cars ablaze.
He said, “The recent attack on the police headquarters, the Correctional Centres in Imo State, the unending herdsmen crisis and banditry, Boko Haram, kidnappings, these are all products of poverty and injustice.
“Time has come for we as political leaders to tell ourselves the truth and address this ugly situation and help our men and women of the Armed Forces and the police who are currently fighting the symptoms and not the disease. Something must be done urgently too.”