Police stations attack: Imo elders speak on solutions


Following the wave of attacks on public institutions across Imo state especially the Imo police headquarters and Owerri correctional centre, on Monday, the Elders of Imo, yesterday offered their advice on how the government of Imo state, as well as that of the federal government, could end the incessant attacks.

They spoke separately to Saturday Vanguard in Owerri, on what they think should be done urgently for peace and tranquillity to reign in Owerri and other parts of the state.

According to the Former Imo state Chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor Chidi Osuagwu, said: “The attacks are condemnable because they are not our culture. As you can see many people have been saying it is ESN or IPOB, but now it clearer. They said that they are not behind it.

“But it has been shown that they are not behind the attacks. From what the governor of the state said about it, in his speech, that it is being carried out for political reasons. So whoever is doing this be identified and exposed and put it to a stop.”

The National President of the Association of Southeast Towns Unions, ASETU, Emeka Diwe, said that their investigation is still ongoing on the attacks on the police stations and Owerri Correctional centre, adding that the Federal government, Imo state government and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, are all suspects.