Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, has said that security agencies have identified those behind the recent disturbances in the state and that in a few days, their names will be revealed.
The governor disclosed this while addressing the congregation at the end of the Church Service at Government House Chapel Owerri on Sunday, May 2.
“I will never and not going to negotiate with criminals. Those out to bring the state down must be prepared to be brought down as well.
The mayhem in Imo State was carried out by hoodlums, bandits and a small percentage of IPOB members and aggrieved politicians who decided to sponsor violence to derail the Government of the day.” he said.
According to him, his government will always put its powers in line with the oath it swore to protect the people and their property, emphasising that no individual, group or criminals will be stronger than government.
Uzodimma enjoined Imo residents to be calm “because God is with us and that is why the criminals and bandits failed in their nefarious activities.”
He also warned political appointees to be careful with what they say or post on the social media, insisting one may be interacting with criminals and bandits “knowingly or unknowingly”.