Governor Hope Uzodimma has given an insight on the identities of those responsible for the spate of attacks in the State.
He told a congregation at Victory Chapel, Government House, Owerri, that it is not true that some areas in the State capital have been targeted for bombing by hoodlums
“And I want to let you know that those causing this havoc, most of them are not Igbo people. Most of them are not from here. So when people carry propaganda that Fulani people are here to kill Igbo people, it is not true.
“Rather what we have seen are kidnappers and armed robbers going around robbing our people, sponsored by some idiots who think they can make Imo State a theatre of war.
He urged the people of the State to disregard news that Assumpta Cathedral, Government House and other areas have been marked for attacks.
He said “I discovered that there is a deliberate attempt to put fear into our people by rumour mongers.They raised rumour that Assumpta Cathedral will be bombed, Government House will be bombed.
“As I have spoken severally, I assure the people of Imo State that the events of last weeks or last month where hoodlums or bandits came into Imo State and strated attacking people, I have said severally that those dissidents will not repeat itself in Imo State again.
He continued “So, I want you to ignore any rumour that will suggest that any part of this state will be bombed or attacked.
“I told you severally that God has taken over, and there is nothing, nothing God’s willing, will happen”
He defended the presence of the army and police across Owerri metropolis.
“Those who think they can blackmail security agencies not to do their work, are wasting their time. If you are carrying AK47, or Pump Action guns without your license, and the security agents see you, they will arrest you.
“Those that have been arrested have been charged to court” Uzodimma revealed.
Recall that Governors Uzodimma had accused aggrieved politicians of sponsoring attacks in the State.