The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Monday, said Imo State has become a cesspool of fear.

A statement by the party signed by the Acting Publicity Secretary, Mazi Emenike Mneregini, said “Imo State, hitherto known for peace and hospitality has become a cesspool of fear and uncertainty”

The party expressed worry over rising insecurity in the state stating that “it is not news anymore that in recent weeks and months, Imo State has witnessed heightened insecurity – kidnappings,  wanton killings and assassinations,  cult activities and drug abuse. During this period, a former Deputy Governor of the state had his father, a respected traditional ruler, abducted. Similarly, a meeting of some traditional rulers in Njaba LGA was invaded by armed men, who murdered some monarchs in cold blood. 

“There has been reported cases of beheading, arson, kidnap and all manner of dangerous vices in Isiala Mbano LGA and its neighbouring Council areas – Orsu LGA, Oru West LGA, Ihitte Uboma LGA, Aboh Mbaise LGA, Isu LGA, Njaba LGA et al. We are witnesses to the massacre and arson allegedly by security agencies in Izombe in Oguta LGA,  Etekuru in Ohaji Egbema LGA. No day passes without a case of kidnap and or killing in these areas. 

It recalled that  “A few days ago, the traditional ruler of Atta Kingdom in Njaba was abducted, killed and his corpse dropped at the village square. In the same vein, no fewer than four indigenes of the same Atta community, were murdered on that day. At the dawn of yesterday, the traditional rulers of Amagu Ihube and Ihitte Ihube, both in Okigwe LGA, were kidnapped and their palaces set ablaze. Throughout Imo state, it has been a tale of tears, a season of blood and a festival of fire. 

It satated “We had expected Senator Uzodinma, on his recent visit to Imo State to convene an emergency Imo State Security Council meeting to appraise the security situation in the state before any other business. Recall that he jetted out of the State same day, Awo-Omamma carnage occurred.

The party took a swipe at the recent birthday celebration of the Governor.

“The PDP maintains that the lavishly obscene birthday party where hundreds of millions of naira were spent on very expensive wines, champagnes and young girls imported from foreign countries, while workers and pensioners are owed in arrears, roads in the state are in collapsed state, investors are leaving the state in droves,  is a mockery of the victims of the ongoing killings in Imo and a naked dance on the graves of the dead. This is the height of provocation.

“From our findings and indications, this year’s Chrismas will be the bleakest in the history of our State. This is made worse with the fact that most diasporans have cancelled their planned return due to fear of being kidnapped and killed. It is noteworthy that many families are already hopeless due to non payment of pensioners and salaries and close down of business” part of the statement stated.




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