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Be ruthless with rural attacks, Uzodimma, CP charge security personnel

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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, and the Commissioner of Police (CP), Abutu Yaro, have charged security operatives in the state to deal ruthlessly with criminal elements disturbing the peace of rural dwellers.

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This followed recent security concerns in rural communities in the state, including Wednesday’s attack on Ebenato, Awo Idemili community of Orsu Local Council, by hoodlums.

Uzodimma gave the charge during his visit to Imo police headquarters to commiserate with the force over the loss of its officers in recent attacks in the state.

The governor reiterated the commitment of his government to ensure that all those apprehended and found guilty for criminal involvement are made to face persecution.

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He said: “I have observed that some of these local thieves that ran away from prison yards are operating in our rural communities. Go after them. Spare no one. Arrest them and charge them back to court because the court will quickly sentence them back to prison.

“I assure you that all suspects that have been apprehended would be charged to court and the government will make sure that those found guilty are made to serve punishment as prescribed by the court.”

Also, Yaro has ordered the immediate deployment of Police Special Forces (PSF) to the hinterlands to reinforce the security forces on patrol.

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The CP, in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bala Elkana, told the forces to carry out their statutory duties in line with extant laws and global best practices.

GUNMEN, on Wednesday, killed two persons and razed four houses in Amaebu, Orsu Local Council.

Confirming the incident yesterday, Elkana said that operatives of the command were on top of the situation.

Releasing phone numbers to dial when in distress, the CP assured Imolites of their safety at all times, regardless of where they reside.

“No part of Imo will be neglected in the security plans of the command. Imolites should be vigilant at all times and report any suspicious person or movement to the police or other security agencies nearest to them. In case of any emergency or information, kindly call 08034773600, 08108645754 and 08098880197.

“Remember, together we will continue to keep Imo safe,” he stated.

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