Employs bottom-top security architecture in his meeting with the Traditional Rulers and IMC Chairmen
His Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma had a security council meeting with the Traditional Rulers across the state and the Chairmen of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Local Government Areas (LGA).
The meeting wasn’t unconnected with the security challenges experienced in the state within the period under review. In attendance were the Leadership of the Imo Security Organization to form a synergy in establishing a Security Council within each community.
The Governor charged the Traditional Rulers and the IMC Chairmen to rise up to the occasion of securing their territory. In his words, “…this is the time to prove your rulership of your community”. I believe that introduction of another authority (either from government or from the hoodlums) within the community, would hinder the operation of the Traditional Rulers.
“Intelligence available indicates that these hoodlums are not just from neighboring states, but some are known to you and the onus lies within the Traditional Rulers to ensure that unfamiliar and familiar faces and activities are reported for appropriate actions Governor uzodimma said.
The Governor stated that complacency would no longer be tolerated going forward. A benefit of the doubt on the complicity (in the security challenge) of any Traditional Rulers and IMC Chairman would be granted at the moment however, going forward tolerance would not apply and appropriate measure would be employed in dealing with anyone in authority found wanting.
The Security architecture which is anchored on the recently assented bill on Imo Security Organization establishment, which would have the Traditional Rulers as the Chairman in their respective Communities, Membership of this would have the President General, the Youth Leader and the Women Leader. youths per community into the Imo Security Organization.
His Excellency expressed commitment and resolve to decisively deal with anyone found culpable in the sponsorship of these criminals, irrespective of status.
He also said that “This security architecture being proposed would inject new dimensions in the fight and dislodgment of these criminals within the state thereby ensuring adequate immediate and lasting solution to the security challenge being experienced”.