Uzodinma reveals identify of persons behind Imo attacks

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Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has said that aggrieved politicians are behind Monday attacks in the state.

Uzodinma made this revelation today while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme.

Some gunmen had on Monday attacked the Owerri Correctional Centre, where they freed over 1800 inmates.

The attackers also razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters situated in the neighbourhood of the Correctional Centre, and burnt all the vehicles in the yard.

While the police through the outgone Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, accused members of the Eastern Security Network, the security arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, of being behind the attacks, the group denied the accusation.

Speaking on the television programme this evening, Governor Uzodinma said, “What is important for Nigerians to know is the plot by a group of aggrieved politicians to destabilise the government of APC (All Progressives Congress).

“I have done some thorough investigation and I have some credible lead as to those who are sponsoring these activities of these hoodlums.

“I don’t 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.”