Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has vowed to deal with yet-to-be-identified gunmen that have been terrorising the state over the last few weeks.
The Governor assured that those constituting nuisance in the state will soon be brought to book, adding that residents should go about their normal businesses and have no fear.
“I must warn that the days of mindless criminality in the state are over. Let me use this opportunity to assure all Imo people that I will leave no stone unturned in ensuring the security and safety of all of us. Be rest assured that my administration is willing, able and capable of protecting the lives and property of all Imo people and residents alike.
“Without any fear of contradiction, I can declare to you that the recent security challenges in the state have been effectively contained. Imo people should therefore go about their lawful businesses without any fear whatsoever.”
Listing the achievements of his administration so far, Uzodimma said that his administration has provided enabling environment and funds for the youths to become employers.
“As workers, you should be glad that we have created a platform to make our youths employers of labour instead of roaming the streets aimlessly. Through our empowerment programme, we have trained thirty thousand of our youths in different skills and we will soon assist them with the resources to start up their own businesses. Our women are also beneficiaries.
“In the areas of education, agriculture and technology, we have done quite a lot. The details could be found in my one year anniversary brochure. But suffice it to say here that I have kept faith with my promise to Imo people to serve you honestly and diligently.” he said.