Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has exposed those allegedly responsible for the crisis in the State.
The Governor said that ”the All Progressives Congress, APC, detractors are determined to bring down the government of President Muhammadu Buhari by sponsoring attacks in Imo and Ebonyi States – the two APC-controlled States in the ”.
Uzodimma spoke on Wednesday night while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme.
He said: “Their (attackers) tactic is that they try to identify grievances of people in a particular area. If it is in Imo State and probably there are some IPOB people who are not happy, they hire hoodlums from outside Imo State, they bring them in, pretending to be IPOB and they commit these crimes and they go away.
“So, it is not about IPOB. Yes, we agree, we have aggrieved IPOB members, but I can tell you those who are doing this destruction, most of them were brought in from outside Imo State.”
Continuing, the Governor said: “What happened in Imo State on Monday is unbelievable. A group of hoodlums sponsored by some politicians in Imo State decided to destroy public infrastructure and government facilities and attacked the Correctional Centre and the Police Headquarters, set many vehicles ablaze, broke the Correctional facility open and the inmates escaped.
“I don’t want to pre-empt the investigations of other security agencies, but I can tell you we are working hard to ensure the sponsors of this dastardly acts must be brought to book.
“I don’t want to mention any name because I don’t want to pre-empt the outcome of any investigation, but we have credible investigation leading to those who begged the hoodlums, where they met and how they met and security agencies are already working with this information.”