President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the deployment of more security operatives and weapons to Imo state to battle the menace of unknown gunmen in the state.
POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that the President made the directive after meeting the state governor, Hope Uzodinma in Aso rock on Monday.
This development is coming a few days after unknown gunmen attacked a police station and bombed the home of Ohanaeze Ndigbo leader, George Obiozor.
Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Uzodinma disclosed that additional manpower, logistics, Arms and Ammunition have been approved for movement to Imo to checkmate the rising insecurity in the state.
In his words: “The President sent for me and I have gone to see him and based on issues, which we have adequately addressed, particularly the resurgence of insecurity in the Southeast and what is required to ensure that it’s properly controlled.”
“We discussed all that and he took seriously my recommendations and indeed I can tell you he immediately gave approval to all that, which includes increase in manpower to security agencies and then other logistics supports, ranging from additional arms and ammunition.”
“Also, we are making use of our local vigilante and the involvement of community leaders to ensure that through community arrangement, additional security is provided to the people.”, he said.