By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The immediate past Governor of Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has claimed that the recent attacks on security facilities in the state were due to poverty and injustice.
Rochas said this during a media briefing on Thursday in Jos, cautioning against politicising the security challenges in the state.
The former governor, who represents Imo West Senatorial District, called on the government to urgently address the issues before it escalates.
“The recent attack on the police headquarters, the Correctional Centres in Imo State, the unending herdsmen crisis and banditry, Boko Haram, kidnappings, these are all products of poverty and injustice”, Rochas said.
On April 5, gunmen stormed a correctional facility and State Police Headquarters located in Owerri releasing inmates and burning almost all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters.