Gov Hope Uzodinma reacts to Archbishop AJV Obinna’s call to secure Imo State and the South East with action:
The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Archdiocese, Most Revrend Anthony John Valentine Obinna had in an open letter raised alarm over what he described an impending invasion of Igbo land, by Fulani herdsmen.
The outspoken Catholic Archbishop called on the South East governors to become more proactive towards security in the region.
Obinna pointed out that he had already spoken to Gov Hope Uzodinma privately, but wasn’t too sure of the private conversation. He lamented the impending crisis as a result of the influx of Fulani herdsmen in the southeast
In a swift reaction, Gov Hope Uzodinma said that he has moved to set up the Community Policing program in the state.
The program would harmonize already existing security and vigilante outfits, and ensure the state is secured against any external aggressions
Other South East governors are expected to follow the steps set by Gov Hope Uzodinma in securing his state but could have been preferable if they come together under one umbrella to do so just like their counterparts in the south west
The South West had been the first to set up a regional security outfit known as Amotekun.