The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has vowed never to negotiate or dialogue with criminals disturbing the peace of the state.
Speaking on Sunday at Government House Chapel, Owerri, the state capital, the governor said criminals “out to bring the state down must be prepared to be brought down as well.”
The governor added that anyone involved in any form of criminality aimed at bringing down the state by any means should have a rethink or be punished.
He said his government will always use its powers in line with the oath it swore to protect the people and their property, emphasizing that no individual, group, or criminals will be stronger than the government.
Uzodimma enjoined the people to be calm “because God is with us and that is why the criminals and bandits failed in their nefarious activities.”
He said: “I will never and not going to negotiate with criminals. Anyone involved in any form of criminality aimed at bringing down Imo State by any means should have a rethink or such persons will have themselves to blame.
”Those out to bring the state down must be prepared to be brought down as well.”
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