Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has been hailed for urgent intervention to ensure restoration of peace in Orlu area of the state after recent pockets of crisis that rocked the area as contained in several footages are replete with gory sights and tales of violence, arson and vicious brutalities as reported in the media spaces.
The Special Adviser to the Imo State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Princess Christina Ude who made the commendation strongly noted that “these acts must be condemned by every patriotic mind and lover of Imo State.”
According to her, the riotous outing was said to have been formented by a reformer group called ESN~, “a situation which has since spread fear, uncertainties and unrest within and outside the Imo State, leaving lives, properties and livelihoods destroyed.”
In the wake of the unfortunate breakdown of law and order, the Governor of Imo State swung into action in a bid to unravelling the root cause and finding solution to this relapse in the security of lives and properties of Imo people.
The Special Adviser recalled that “the principal responsibility of any government is the security of her citizenry and His Excellency, the Governor understands and is committed to this onerous responsibility.
“First, he called for an emergency security meeting of heads of security agencies and relevant stakeholders so as to be advised on the right approach to follow.
“To this end, he declared a dusk to dawn curfew within Orlu Town and few other Local Governments which were affected by this novel uprising.
“This initiative is to restrict movement in order forestall further casualties, urging all law abiding individuals to adhere to the new regulation. Security operatives have also been dispatched on a 24 hour patrol to ensure that peace is restored in the state.
“This swift intervention and credible measures the government have put in place to bring the State back to calmness bespeaks the competency of the government in her duties to maintain order and public safety in the State.
“It is praiseworthy that the expeditious action of the government has brought an appreciable level of serenity back to the State. This government in the same vein, will see to it that complete peace is restored by serious efforts geared towards combating organized crime through systems that ensure that peace and justice are institutionalised and laws guiding them are enforced”, she said.
Princess Ude added that this is in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 16 which is “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”The Street Reporters Newspaper is your BREAKING NEWS platform. Do you have Breaking news or Opinion article for us? | *Call: +234 817 504 7979 | Or Email Us: email@example.com | Follow Us on Twitter https://twitter.com/streetreporters | Join Our Fans on Facebook: https://facebook.com/streetreporters.ng | Follow us on Instagram https://intagram.com/streetreporters | Advertise With Us: +2348035823617 | Visit Our Website: www.StreetReporters.ng