Igbo group condemns Owerri attacks, calls for investigation

…Tasks South-East govs, lawmakers on a regional security framework
By Clifford Ndujihe

A PAN-Igbo socio-cultural think tank group, Nzuko Umunna has decried the wreaking of mayhem on the Imo State Police Command Headquarters and Nigeria Custodial Centre both in Owerri, Imo State by gunmen and urged a thorough investigation of the attacks.

With members spread across Nigeria and the Diaspora, the group ”strongly condemned the wanton destruction of public assets by the attackers and reported death of at least one fleeing inmate of the correctional centre.”

In a statement by Mr Ngozi Odumuko, co-ordinator, and Dr Paschal Mbanefo, secretary-general, Nzuko Umunna urged ”the South-East Governors Forum, SEGF, and the State Houses of Assembly to immediately revisit the popular quest for a regional security framework towards safeguarding the citizens against bandits, kidnappers and killer herdsmen. This has become more urgent in light of the…

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