Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, has directed the Imo State Police Command to defend themselves and the state against any assailant be it the IPOB or any terrorist group.
Gov Uzodinma made this call to action to the police following the attack by members of the IPOB and the Eastern Security Network on the Owerri Correctional Prison and on the State Command of the Police Headquarters, on Monday, April 6, 2021.
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Gov Hope charged the Imo State Police command to be vigilant, urging the police officers to defend themselves and the state government and the people of the state with their service rifles.
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The governor 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 to us as a government. It is also an attack on the integrity of the government. We must take charge, take control and ensure discipline.”