The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has revealed that some people are trying to sponsor a synchronise national crisis, to bring the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to disrepute, Page 36 learnt.
He stated this on Wednesday, during an interview on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’, days after gunmen stormed the Nigerian Correctional Services, Police Headquarters in Imo State, freeing a large number of detainees, as well as the attack on the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters.
When asked if the tragic incidents were a direct attack on his government, he replied in the affirmative, explaining that the Security Agencies have gathered Intelligence on the Sponsors of the thugs, and their planning leading to the attack on government establishments on Monday and Tuesday.
Governor Uzodinma said: “It is not only on my government, it is both on my government and the Federal Government. We have credible evidence leading to those who paid the hoodlums, where they met, and how they met. Security Agencies are already working with this information.
“Some people are trying to sponsor a synchronise national crisis, to bring the government of Muhammadu Buhari to disrepute, otherwise tell me why these things are happening at this time, particularly in Imo, an APC State.
“People are sponsoring these people. Some of them already caught have made confessional statements. I am going to forward my report to the central government.”
Speaking further, the Governor said that the All Progressives Congress detractors are determined to bring down the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, by sponsoring attacks in Imo and Ebonyi States, the two APC-controlled States in the South-East region.
He said: “Their (attackers) tactic is that they try to identify grievances of people in a particular area. If it is in Imo State and probably there are some IPOB people who are not happy, they hire hoodlums from outside Imo State, they bring them in, pretending to be IPOB and they commit these crimes and they go away.
“So, it is not about IPOB. Yes, we agree, we have aggrieved IPOB members, but I can tell you those who are doing this destruction, most of them were brought in from outside Imo State.
“What happened in Imo State on Monday is unbelievable. A group of hoodlums sponsored by some Politicians in Imo State decided to destroy public infrastructure and government facilities and attacked the Correctional Centre and the Police Headquarters, set many vehicles ablaze, broke the Correctional facility open and the inmates escaped.
“I do not want to pre-empt the investigations of other Security Agencies, but I can tell you we are working hard to ensure the sponsors of this dastardly acts must be brought to book.
“I do not want to mention any name, because I do not want to pre-empt the outcome of any investigation, but we have credible investigation leading to those who begged the hoodlums, where they met and how they met and Security Agencies are already working with this information.”
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