We won’t withdraw military: Governor of imo state , Hope Uzodimma on Friday revealed he invited the military to the Orlu region due to the unrest in the area.
He stated that the military was in the Orlu local government area to restore peace , after the alleged killings of policemen and innocent citizens by the members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
While briefing news men in owerri , the governor who was represented by the state attorney- general and Commissioner for justice Mr Cyprain Akaolisa said the allegations of Military killing innocent citizens are just mere rumours , spread by those who wouldn’t want the truth to be exposed.
We Won’t Withdraw Military
During his briefing , Mr Cyprian said the IPOB are planning an attack on Orlu indigenes in disguise of looking for fulani herdsmen.
He further emphasis that the attacks on Police stations and killing of policemen during the #ENDSARS Protest were carried out by the IPOB members and not the youth protesting.
Mr Cyprian said , the IPOB members took the #ENDSARS Protest as an opportunity in stealing Ammunition’s which they are using to terrorise the Orlu region .
So far , he said the IPOB group are responsible for the death of 10 policemen, a prominent Orlu son, Ignatius Obiezu, and one Emmanuel Okeke (Soludo) and collected their Hilux vehicles.
Cyprian said the IPOB has so far shot and killed four Muslims who are not fulani herdsmen but are only doing their businesses in the area just as anyone else.
He condemned the act of the IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi kanu who celebrated the activities of his men in Orlu that they are doing well by killing innocent citizens.
He also charged the IPOB ,with lack of any substantial reason that warrant the onslaught in Orlu and that why the government was left with no other option than to invite the military.
Mr Cyprian said an IPOB camp was detected in Umutanze Orlu , of which a police unit was sent to dislodge them , but were attacked on getting their , an attack which claim the lives of two policemen.
It was then the military was invited to to flush out IPOB and their so-called ESN.
Upon sighting the military , the ESN group ran through the bush, making a make shit camp in Udah in Orsuihiteukwa LGA , an area that shares boundaries between Imo and Anambra states. a very depressed groove that no one can easily enter.