By Harry Awurumibe, Editor, Abuja Bureau
Imo State Governo Hope Uzodinma on Tuesday, called on the operatives of the State Command of the Nigeria Police to defend themselves against the suspected members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Governor spoke at the Imo State Command Headquarters in Owerri when he and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu (now removed) visited the state to assess the level of damage done on the Police facility by unknown gunmen last Monday night.
Uzodinma, who asked the cops to be vigilant, urged Police officers to defend themselves with their service rifles.
He 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.”
Tension has enveloped the capital city, Owerri and the entire state since yet to be identified gunmen struck at the Nigerian Correctional Yard and Police Command Headquarters in Owerri in the wee hours of Easter Monday leaving trails of blood, sorrow and destruction.