Senator Okorocha Reacts to Attack in Imo State

..Security operatives are treating symptoms instead of diseases

A former Imo State Governor and representative of Imo West Senatorial District in the Senate, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has cautioned against politicising the security challenges in the state, blaming the attacks on poverty and injustice.

He said security operatives in many cases are treating symptoms instead of diseases.

Briefing journalists on Thursday in Jos, the ex-governor who represents Imo West Senatorial District, called on the government to urgently address the issues before it escalates.

“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,” he said three days after gunmen stormed the Nigerian Correctional Services and the Police Headquarters in Imo State, freeing over 1800 prison inmates.

The gunmen also razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters situated in Owerri and burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters.

They were said to have operated from 1:00 am till 3:00 am during which they sang solidarity songs at the Government House Roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities.

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