Aggrieved politicians have been blamed by Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, over attacks on the State Police headquarters and Correctional Centre in Owerri, Imo State capital on Monday.
This is after the immediate past Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, had accused the Eastern Security Network, ESN for carrying out the attacks.
Uzodimma who spoke on Wednesday during a programme on Channels Tv, said the aggrrived politicians carried out the attacks to destabilize his party, the All Progressive Congress, APC
He said, “Their tactics 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.”
Also blaming it on politicians, the governor said, “What is important for Nigerians to know is the plot by a group of aggrieved politicians to destabilise the government of APC (All Progressives Congress).
“I have done some thorough investigation and I have some credible leads as to those who are sponsoring these activities of these hoodlums.
“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 these dastardly acts must be brought to book.”