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70 percent of attackers in Imo are non-Igbos – Uzodinma

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Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has claimed that the majority of assailants who perpetrate attacks in the state are not Igbos.

He also revealed that over 400 persons have been arrested in connection with the attacks and charged to court.

All these details were contained in a statement by the governor’s chief secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku on Monday.

“Over 400 of those who carried out the threats on the state in the past have been arrested,” he said.

“The good thing is that over 70 percent of them are not Igbo. We will crush anybody that attempts to cause mayhem or attack Imo people again.

“Government cannot surrender to blackmailers, hoodlums, and perpetrators of violence.”

The governor gave a strong warning to those who had planned to cause mayhem in the state to desist from such plans as the government is more than ever ready and prepared to keep Imo safe and secured.

He also urged on the people to go about their business without fear.

“What happened in the past weeks will never repeat itself again,” he said.

Imo State has suffered an increasing spate of attacks on police stations, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices, and a correctional centre in recent weeks by unknown gunmen.

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