Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma has vowed to depose any traditional rulers who do nothing to address insecurity in their community.
The state governor who was represented by his deputy Placid Njoku during security stakeholders meeting in Owerri, the state capital on Thursday, April 22, 2021, said that the traditional rulers in the state must begin to take responsibility for the things that happen in their communities.
He also called on the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Students’ Union Government and market unions to join his administration in tackling insecurity in the state.
In his words;
“Insecurity is one thing Uzodinma takes seriously since he came to government. There is no alternative to security. The issue of security is very central to this government. We must ensure that Imo State is secured. To interact among ourselves and assign responsibilities to ourselves is the main focus of this meeting.
“We must call ourselves to order. If you are a traditional ruler, what is your role in regards to security? If you are Chairman of CAN, what is your role as regards security?
“The Imo State government has resolved to depose any traditional ruler who fails to do something while insecurity increases in his domain.”
The state has in recent time witness devastation cause the gunmen who set police station ablaze and the killing of police personal.