The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has declared that he cannot guarantee security in the state if left alone.⁣

After meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Uzodimma told newsmen that stakeholders, including traditional, religious and political leaders, must engage more with the people to restore normalcy in the beleaguered state.⁣

According to him, former political office holders, who fail to speak against the activities of trouble-makers, have questions to answer.⁣

“If they speak out against the unwholesome activities of those destabilising the country, things would be different,” he said, adding that he was at the Villa to brief the President on the situation in the state.⁣

While acknowledging that all is not well with the country, the governor warned that those destroying government property must be ready to face the consequences.⁣

Although insecurity is prevalent everywhere in Nigeria, the authorities in Imo were doing their best to tackle the situation, he stated.⁣

“So far, the situation is relatively okay in Imo State than it was. People can come around and do business. Normal life has resumed in the state. Security agencies are on top of the situation,” he said.⁣

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