Hope Uzodimma, the Imo State governor has commended the Nigerian Police Force and other sister agencies for their bravery in foiling the attack at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Owerri.
Recall that gunmen in the early hours of Monday firebombed the premises but were repelled by police officers leading to the death of three of the gunmen and the arrest of two others.
Addressing journalists at the Nigerian Police Force Command, Owerri, Governor Hope Uzodimma reiterated that he will provide a safe environment for Ndi Imo to exercise their right to vote.
While disclosing that investigations are ongoing, the governor charged the police authority and other security agencies to be swift and prudent in unravelling the details behind this attack.
In a related development, he commends the joint security team in the state for their prompt response and success in rescuing the Craneburge staff who were abducted from the construction site, along the Owerri-Okigwe road on December 9, 2022.
He said that Imolites want to progress, and the Shared Prosperity Government is committed to moving Imo State forward.
“The contractors are working for everyone’s benefit, and the list of expectations is hospitality, not hostility.” Governor Uzodimma said.
The Governor reassured Ndi Imo that the security network and intelligence across the state have been beefed up to guarantee the safety of Ndi Imo throughout this season and beyond.