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No safe heaven for criminals in Imo – Prince Madumere warns, reassures Imo people of Gov Okorocha’s determination to protect their lives

Imo State government will do everything within its powers to protect the people of Imo State.  And to ensure this, the government has vowed to consolidate its hard earned status as the safest state in Nigeria.
In collaboration with the Police and other security agencies the government has, therefore,  resolved to end any atom of criminality by taking the battle to the criminals.
The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere disclosed this while fielding questions from  newsmen during a demolition of more than 15 buildings belonging to  criminals (names withheld) in Mgbuishii and Umuagwu autonomous communities of Ohaji-Egbema Local Government of Imo State.
He disclosed that those whose buildings were demolished allegedly were caught in the act of kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal activities.  He revealed that the code name for the operation is “Operation Oshebee”.
Prince Madumere emphasized the need for people to  stop abating crime as there are punishments for collaborators and those whose facilities are used for criminal activities.
He used the opportunity to warn the youth to shun crime in whatever guise as the State Government would not spare anyone who threatens the security of the State. He reminded them of the need to appreciate the effort of the government in youth empowerment through free education from primary to tertiary level, skills acquisition, especially in the area of agriculture and agribusiness.
While recalling that security of life and property remains the first charge of Owelle Rochas Okorocha led Rescue Mission Administration, he commended Taiwo Lakanu led Imo State Police command, the Army, civil defense and other security agencies for their collaborative effort in ensuring that Imo is safe.
Speaking further, the number two citizen assured the elated people of Ohaji-Egbema, the entire people of Imo State of  Rochas Okorocha led government’s readiness to stamp out crime to make Imo conducive for investment and growth.
In the same vein, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, said the resolve to take the battle back to the criminals has become necessary so as to stop them from operating at all. He revealed that a lot of intelligence has gone into the new approach to combating crime.
Speaking further, he said he is happy with the crime-free status of Imo State, which he said must be sustained especially at a time when every state of the federation is yearning for investment so as to avert any security issues that may affect the development policies and programmes of the State. He said such steps will also serve as a deterrent to others.
He, however, commended Owelle Rochas Okorocha for improvement in the security infrastructure  in the state.

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