The governor for Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma has maintained his stance that his administration would not yield to pressure from those calling for withdrawal of soldiers from the crisis-ridden area after some killings of policemen and innocent citizens.
According to him, some Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), have killed several policemen and innocent citizens in the area recently so he is not taking any chance to withdraw the military from the area.
Uzodimma said, “The attacks on police stations and killing of policemen during #Endsars were carried out by IPOB and not protesting youths for the sole purpose of hijacking and stealing weapons.
“They are now using those arms to destroy Orlu.
“They killed 10 policemen, a prominent Orlu son, Ignatius Obiezu and one Emmanuel Okeke (Soludo) collected their Hilux vehicles
“The IPOB also shot and killed four Moslems doing their business in Orlu.
“IPOB said they were looking for herdsmen, but these victims they killed before the crisis, were they herdsmen?
“We heard Nnamdi Kanu celebrating the activities of his men in Orlu that they are doing well by killing innocent citizens. There’s no Fulani herdsmen in Orlu.