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Saturday, 2nd March 2024
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In the late hours of yesterday, a group of gunmen  reported to be heavily armed stormed the Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State and bombed the Police Headquarters in Dikenafai. They also released the detainees in the facility.

According to an eyewitness, an unnamed vigilante group was present at the scene to rearrest the fleeing inmates.  The coordinated attack by this large group of hoodlums resulted in the destruction of the administrative office, the DPO’s office, and the reception.

This is the latest in the series of attacks in Imo State, contributing to security tensions in the Southeast state.

The State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, announced earlier in the week that the security agencies have uncovered the sponsors of the unknown gunmen and the financiers of insecurity in the region. He however failed on his promise to reveal their names, asserting that he was advised to keep the intel private until investigations were concluded. Then the state would sue the suspects accordingly.

Rochas points fingers to Uzodinma.

Notably, multiple sources have linked the insecurity saga to the governor, maintaining that he had a hand in the woes befalling Imo State. Among these sources are the Southeastern secessionist group, IPOB, and the former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha.

Okorocha accused Uzodinma of architecting insecurity in Imo state and promised to help to uncover the perpetrators of killings, kidnappings and other atrocities in the state.

“At this point, the world has to help Imo. The state is in bondage under Uzodimma’s government, as his government lies and deceives a lot.” He said