as appointees go underground, sirens disappear in Owerri
For nearly one week, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma
has remained in Abuja, following the killing of the
commander of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and the
subsequent torching of his private residence. Uzodinma has
remained in Abuja, in spite of the escalation of violent
attacks and major security concerns in Imo state.
No fewer than eight persons have been shot dead in the last
four days while two were shot and killed in front of
Government House, one person was killed around
Okorocha’s Spibat home’s roundabout Also, five were killed
were policemen killed at the Police Area Command, Orieagu
in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state.
Inspite of all these and the palpably tense atmosphere in
Imo, Governor Hope Uzodinma has remained in Abuja while
the state burns. Similarly, his appointees – commissioners
and advisers – seem to have all gone underground. Ot is
tough these days to sight a government vehicle, with
government number plate on the streets of Owerri.
This is also as the usually rampant blaring of sirens by Very
Important Personalities (VIPs) have relatively disappeared
from the city of Owerri. With the foregoing also, there are
indications that political bigwigs especially those occupying
key public offices may have left the state, those who remain
is said to have relocated their families out of the state.